About The Orant


Scripture teaches us to “pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer is meant to form and inform every part of our lives – but it rarely does.

Too few people take time each day to develop the kind of deep prayer that is needed to transform their lives. It’s easy to let the business of our days consume us and let God get the scraps.

This is tragic. Disconnecting from the life of prayer can disconnect us from the movement of God.

An “Orant” is an art term that describes a figure in prayer in ancient Christian art. The goal of this publication is to equip people to more deeply become formed by prayer in our contemporary world.  Here you will find personal spiritual reflections as well as riches from the ancient tradition of the church and its liturgical life, prayer, and celebration.

We want you to find the life of prayer in every area of your life. We are here to help.

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A little about The Orant’s author and founder Billy Kangas
Billy Kangas works to develop people and organizations to pursue a meaningful vision. He helps guide teams to better health and a deeper sense of mission.

He currently works as Director of Community Engagement at The Hope Clinic, where he partners with the church and community to provide medical care, dental care, groceries, meals, basic needs support, baby care products, and more all at no cost to their clients – meeting over 50,000 requests for help each year.

Billy views his faith as a major source and inspiration for all that he does. He has been a member of the Catholic Church since Easter of 2013. You can learn more about his journey from protestant ministry into the Catholic Church here and see his interview about it on the journey home here. He currently resides in Ypsilanti Michigan with his wife and four boys and is a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at the Catholic University of America.

You can follow him on Twitter and on LinkedIn



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