The Angelus derives its name from the first word of the Latin, Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ (the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary). It is a short prayer of devotion, which commemorates and honours the mystery of the Incarnation, traditionally repeated three times a day: in the morning, at midday and in the evening, at the sound of the Angelus bell, except in the Easter season when it is substituted by "Regina cæli lætare". It belongs to the antiphon of Our Lady, "Alma Redemptoris".
The Angelus Promise is to endeavour to pray the Angelus at least once a day at the designated times: at 6am or upon rising, at midday and at 6pm – the traditional times for the prayer.
All are invited to make this promise for a renewal of the Faith in England, Mary's Dowry.
Click on the blue box above to download the Angelus Promise prayer.