Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Evangelization

The Office of New Evangelization exists
To support parishes in forming
Joy-Filled, Intentional,
Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ
So that On Fire with the Holy Spirit
They will be witnesses that
transform the culture around them.

RESOURCE FOR THE WEEK: The Angelus Project

This week's resource is a simple aid to prayer through the posting of a weekly image.  The resource is called the Angelus Project  started by Sister Anne Flanagan of the Daughters of St. Paul and it consists of a weekly blogpost of a single image to reflect on as you pray the Angelus.

The goal of the was stated in the first post on May 17, 2017:

"This blog is at the service of a renewal of the practice of the Angelus by Catholics and other Christians. We all confess Jesus, born of the Virgin, as Lord and Savior: Let us proclaim and renew our faith, and invite others to do so, too."

You are probably familiar with the Angelus, but if you are not, here is a brief video:

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, etc...

Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done unto me according to Your Word.

Hail Mary, etc...

And the Word was made flesh,
And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, etc...

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

 

Traditionally this prayer is prayed three times a day: 6am, noon, 6pm.  Perhaps your parish still rings the angelus bells calling people to prayer.   One of the pillars of Lent is prayer, along with fasting and almsgiving.  If you are looking for a simple way to add a little prayer into your daily routine this Lent, consider adding the Angelus as a brief prayer pause in your day.  If you can't hear the angelus bells, add a pleasant chime reminder on your cell phone, or simply pray it as you leave for work, for lunch, and for home.