Angels

If one wishes to get rid of the angels, one must radically revise Sacred Scripture itself, and with it the whole history of salvation.
~Pope John Paul II, General Audience: July 9th, 1986

Lover of the Guardian Angels

By |2020-11-28T16:41:33+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Angels, Our Lady, Recent|

Our Lady is the great lover of the Guardian Angels whose feast day we celebrate on October 2nd every year. She loves them because they are the angels closest to the human race. All angels touch human existence in some way, but the Guardian Angels are assigned to protect our souls, which are the special [...]

The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

By |2020-01-01T01:35:15+00:00January 1st, 2020|Angels, Inspiration, Recent|

Do angels intervene in sacraments? We know from our earliest instructions in the faith that angels exist and are concerned about our welfare. Anyone who has learned the traditional Guardian Angel Prayer (“Angel of God”) knows that they are sent “to light, to guard, to rule and guide” us throughout life. (See the text of [...]

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Queen of the Archangels

By |2019-09-29T00:26:27+00:00September 29th, 2019|Angels, Our Lady|

September concludes with the feast of those glorious spiritual beings that Christian Tradition acknowledges as the princes of the angelic world: the Archangels. The three named Archangels of Scripture are Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, and each of those mighty servants of God are under command of a superior spiritual force: their captain, the Mother of [...]

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Advent Lessons From an Old Testament Priest

By |2017-12-08T22:59:45+00:00December 8th, 2017|Angels, Motivation, Spirituality|

The Scriptures in Advent present us with a number of excellent role models of faith, but the father of John the Baptist is not one of them. Zechariah, a priest of the Law of Moses, serves rather as a negative example, at least at the beginning of his intriguing story. The account of how he [...]

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Angels – Mysterious Guardians of Body and Soul

By |2017-10-07T18:10:29+00:00October 7th, 2017|Angels, Inspiration, Spirituality|

Angels may have different meanings to different people, but I can assure you that they are not little chubby babies with wings. Neither are they lifeless doctrines or pious maternal presence that keep little children from falling off rickety bridges into running water. Angels are much more vital than that, and, quite frankly, I do [...]

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The Priest and the Sinner in Extremis

By |2016-04-02T00:39:11+00:00April 2nd, 2016|Angels, Motivation|

In the 1920s automobiles were a relatively new and expensive technology but my grandfather owned one because he was a mechanic. That made him the “go-to” guy for his parish priest who didn’t own one. From time to time his pastor, a Belgian priest named Fr. Seion, would call my grandfather late at night to [...]

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The Three Flames of Divine Love

By |2015-09-29T19:59:01+00:00September 29th, 2015|Angels, Motivation|

Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose name is also revealed, Lucifer, but for a different reason: to warn us clearly about all his works and empty [...]

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Queen of Angels

By |2020-08-18T02:21:28+00:00September 27th, 2015|Angels, Our Lady|

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR A thousand angels were equipped for her guard and custody that they might serve as most faithful vassals of their Queen and Lady. ~Venerable Mary of Agreda, Life of the Virgin Mother of God, 17th century The above extraordinary insight was taken from a private revelation concerning the number of [...]

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Jesus, Joy of Angels

By |2015-07-07T22:52:52+00:00July 7th, 2015|Angels, Christ|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my son; this day I have begotten you”? Or again: “I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me”? And again, when he leads the first-born into the world, he says: “Let all the angels [...]

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Jesus, Angel of Great Counsel

By |2015-04-09T12:10:34+00:00April 9th, 2015|Angels, Christ|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is [...]

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The Three Flames of Divine Love

By |2014-09-29T13:00:32+00:00September 29th, 2014|Angels, Inspiration|

Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose name is also revealed, Lucifer, but for a different reason: to warn us clearly about all his works and empty [...]

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