Praying the Angelus in Advent

Here is a wonderful blog posting on one of my favorite prayers: the Angelus.
Enjoy, and have a blessed Advent!

By Edward Looney at Ignitum Today:

angelus-300x248Farmers pause in their fields at midday and bow their heads in prayer. Businessmen and women overhear the ringing bells of nearby churches during their lunch break in the downtown business district. Neighbors to Catholic Churches hear the church bells toll thrice daily at six, noon, and six, as an invitation to pray the traditional devotion of the Angelus.

The Angelus has been one of my favorite Marian prayers throughout the years because of its simplicity. In my own reflection on the Angelus prayer, I have come to realize that it is a perfect prayer not only for the entire year, but especially for the Advent Season. Here are three reasons you should consider praying the Angelus this Advent season.

1.  An Invitation to Meditate on the Incarnation

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Behold…

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