Jared Dees is the creator of the popular website The Religion Teacher, which provides practical resources and effective teaching strategies to religious educators. A respected graduate of the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of Notre Dame, Dees earned master’s degrees in education and theology, both from Notre Dame. He has volunteered for and worked in a wide variety of Catholic ministries, including Catholic schools, parish religious education, youth ministry, campus ministry, RCIA, and adult faith formation. Dees is the content marketing manager at Ave Maria Press and the author of Praying the Angelus, 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, and To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach. His articles have appeared in Momentum, CATECHIST, Catechetical Leader, and on numerous websites.
On this episode Jared and I discuss one of the simplest but yet most powerful prayers we have, the Angelus prayer. This centuries-old Catholic devotion recalls the annunciation of Christ’s birth by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. His book Praying the Angelus: Find Joy, Peace, and Purpose in Everyday Life gives readers a fresh look at this devotional. Join Jared an I as he explains why this prayer is relative today, his own experiences with it and how we can integrate the Angelus into own prayer lives.
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