The Angelus & Regina Caeli

Meditations for Everyday Life

By Jared Dees

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Discover the transformative power of praying the Angelus and Regina Caeli. Popular author and speaker Jared Dees reinvigorates these cherished Catholic devotions with a collection of meditations on the powerful words of each of these prayers.

In this compelling book, Dees offers a fresh perspective on two classic devotions with meditations that will deepen your spiritual life. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to the Angelus and Regina Caeli, you will be inspired by the powerful words and renewed sense of meaning the prayers bring to your day.

Named for the opening words of the devotion’s first prayer in Latin, “The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,” the Angelus is typically prayed at 6:00 a.m., noon, and 6:00 p.m. each day. Likewise the Regina Caeli is named for the opening lines of its prayer, “Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.”

Readers will also uncover convincing reasons to add these devotions to their daily life with a greater understanding of their spiritual benefits. The book offers a brief history of the Angelus and Regina Caeli, the basics of the prayers, guidance on how to pray, and insight into the spiritual gifts available to those who make it a part of everyday life.

The Angelus and Regina Caeli book is supported by Dees’s website,, where people can delve deeper into the devotion and share it with others.

This book is an updated version of the book previously published Praying the Angelus.

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Praise for the First Edition

Jean-François Millet's famous painting The Angelus captures workers of long ago stopping to pray in the field. In a modern context, Jared Dees leads busy people to appreciate this biblically-rooted devotion and, through guided meditations, makes this ancient prayer of the Church come beautifully alive once again.

Most Rev. Joseph E. KurtzArchbishop of Louisville

Praying the Angelus is a necessary read for those seeking to develop an interior life based around the discipline of prayer. With the gift of a teacher, Dees treats the Angelus not simply as an ancient practice but as a school of prayer for the modern person.

Tim O'MalleyDirector of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

Excellent, excellent work by Jared Dees. The best explanation of the Angelus I've seen yet, expanded with background, solid Catholic teachings, and personal anecdotes that bring this traditional Catholic devotion to life. This really is a keeper!

Marge FenelonAuthor of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots