We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who
put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the "call to prayer." But
Christians have a "call to prayer," too! It is the Angelus. Three times a day
(at 6:00 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m), we pause to reaffirm our faith in the
Incarnation: that "God so loved the world he sent his only Son" (Jn 3:16), who
"worked with human hands, thought with a human mind and loved with a human
heart." And so "it is right to give God thanks and praise" for "not sparing
his Son, but delivering him up for us."
This video was prepared to help you learn
and pray the Angelus. Once you have made this practice part of your daily prayer
life, you can use the video to invite others to renew their faith in this "pivot
point" of the Christian creed, in which the mysteries of the Trinity and of our
Redemption in Christ come together. If we are Christians, we need to "know him
whom we have believed"! The Angelus can help.
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Fellow Bloggers, would you be so kind as to feature this link on the Feast of the Annunciation, in case your readers would like to share in the Angelus mission project? (Angelus video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQse864GuN8.)