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Rev. Angela Palacious authors book, "Praying for Families"
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jun 25, 2014 - 9:11:37 PM

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Praying for Families is intended to be a gift to the families of the Bahamas, and to the world," said author, Rev. Angela Palacious. "It is an effort to offer children the blessing of praying adults who inspire them to faithfulness by teaching and example.  Many children are hurting and feel unloved, unwanted and unappreciated. They may have heard about God but do not recognize God’s love for them or God’s presence with them."

"As a daughter, wife and mother, former primary school teacher and youth leader, counsellor and priest, I have seen the life-giving effects of loving and praying adults on the lives of children. I have seen the anointing of the Holy Spirit work miracles of transformation in the lives of those who are seriously committed to prayer. As a result of this, part of the proceeds from this book will be donated to assist various parenting programs, and the Mitchell-Engedede Brain injury Foundation."

Praying for Families is designed to help all caring persons, especially parents, become more sensitive to the spiritual needs and possibilities of children. "I pray that all adults will recognize the awesome responsibility of shaping the lives of each new generation, and the boundless power given by God to accomplish this task."  It allows readers to focus on the prayers and concepts necessary for their own spiritual maturity and the full spiritual development of children, with particular attention being given to Conception and Pregnancy; Newborns and Infants; Pre-school age; Primary Students; Adolescents. "May God bless our homes and our hearts, so that we may be a blessing to others at home and abroad."

The book can be purchased through the author; the Anglican Diocesan Bookstore, Sands Road; Buy The Book, opp Saunders Beach; Chapter One; Logos; and The Bible Book and Gift shop.

The cost is $15 as a donation is being made to the Parenting programs with which she works (PACE, National Parenting, SRSP  etc.) and to the  Mitchell-Engedede Brain Injury Foundation.


The Rev'd. Angela Bosfield Palacious, born in Nassau, was the first female Bahamian deacon (1999)and priest (2000) in the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1974) in English from Durham University, England); a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (1975) from Homerton College, Cambridge, England; a Master of Arts degree (1978) in English from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; a Master of Divinity degree (1984) and a Master of Theology degree (1985), from Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA; a Certificate in Anglican Studies (1994) from General Theological Seminary, New York, USA; and a honourary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Sojourner-Douglass College, awarded in Nassau in 2004. She has won several awards.

IN THE PAST, Rev. Angela taught at St Matthew’s Primary School (Nassau), was a part-time volunteer Guidance Counsellor at the Governor’s Harbour High School (Eleuthera), and a parish lay worker for 14 years at St. Patrick’s Church (Eleuthera) and St. Matthew’s Church (Nassau). She has served as a member of the College of the Bahamas Council, Public Hospital Authority Ethics Committee, and the National Women's Advisory Council. PRESENTLY, she is the Chairperson of the Residential Care Establishment Licensing Authority, an adviser to the Bahamas National Youth Council, a Trustee of the Bahamas YWCA, the Assistant Chaplain for the North Eastern Pastors’ Alliance in New Providence, a Chaplain of the Healing Order of St. Luke, Clergy facilitator for the Order of St. Helena Associates, a regular international workshop leader and conference and retreat speaker for various denominations, schools and civic organizations, locally.

She has published several books of meditations and meditations on CDs.

Rev. Angela is the Anglican Hospital Chaplain and in the past served in Nassau as the Assistant Priest at St Mary the Virgin Church and St. Margaret’s Church, a short interim as Priest-in-Charge Epiphany Church, and as the diocesan ministry coordinator (Diocese 2000 and Beyond) for ten years. She is married to Archdeacon James Palacious and they have a son, Carlos, who is a coastal and civil engineer.

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