Angelus



a devotion in memory of the Annunciation.
Also called Angelus bell. the bell tolled in the morning, at noon, and in the evening to indicate the time when the Angelus is to be recited.
Contemporary Examples

Francis was expected to name the new cardinals at his Sunday Angelus, which he did, or at his weekly audience on Wednesday.
Pope Appoints a Rainbow Coalition of New Cardinals From Africa, Asia Barbie Latza Nadeau January 11, 2014

Historical Examples

Though he always woke at the Angelus, he did not always wake up sober.
The Eyes Have It Gordon Randall Garrett

When he reached the college the Angelus had long since rung.
A Waif of the Plains Bret Harte

But when at sunset all nature rings the Angelus, we all say in our hearts, God bless the town and all its people.
Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill

The Angelus had sounded, and the Sacristan wished to close the church.
Great Artists, Vol 1. Jennie Ellis Keysor

At noon she went to her room and said the Angelus; then came dinner.
The Catholic World; Vol. IV.; October, 1866, to March, 1867. E. Rameur

“The Angelus,” he said, standing and bowing his head in prayer.
The Sequel George A. Taylor

It was a surprise—and one of great interest to me—when I first saw peasants saying the Angelus under a northern sky.
From sketch-book and diary Elizabeth Butler

The Angelus bell was sounding from the high white tower of the Iglesia.
Fil and Filippa John Stuart Thomson

She was a Christian, so devout that she would have hung her head in the potato field had she heard the ringing of the Angelus.
A Yankee from the West Opie Read

noun (RC Church)
a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers

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