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

Contemplating the Angels

By |2016-01-15T00:32:08+00:00January 15th, 2016|

In contemplating the holy angels, we are contemplating the brightest and most dazzling sparks of God’s divinity. Angels are not divine – they are creatures – but they are wondrous reflections of the divine, which is inexhaustible in its essence and the source of all Goodness, Beauty, and Truth. Their beauty causes us to ask, [...]

Demons in God’s Plan

By |2015-12-02T00:27:12+00:00December 2nd, 2015|

God gave the gift of free will to both angels and men in order that the capacity for love would not be coerced but freely offered. No one can deny, however, that free beings of both angelic and human nature have used their freedom to reject God and harm God’s children. How are we to [...]

The Biblical Concept of Angels

By |2015-11-07T00:24:37+00:00November 7th, 2015|

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, who masquerade as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14). It is admittedly difficult for monotheistic believers to understand the logic of Paganism and Wicca with regard to angels because it is not logical at all. [...]

The Messenger of the End of Time

By |2015-10-06T00:21:47+00:00October 6th, 2015|

The Book of Revelation contains some of the most ravishing images of angels in the entire testimony of the Christian Church. Of the thousands of angels that appear in the final book of the Bible, the Messenger of the End of Time is one of the most riveting. I urge the reader to take some [...]

The Three Flames of Divine Love

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

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 [...]

Queen of Angels

By |2015-09-27T12:40:19+00:00September 27th, 2015|

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 [...]

Angelic Testing

By |2015-09-03T00:20:16+00:00September 3rd, 2015|

We cannot fully know the exact content of the test that was given to the angels on the day they were created, but many bright minds have come up with some plausible theories about it over the centuries. As free beings, angels had to undergo a test of moral character, in order to prove whether [...]

Jesus, Joy of Angels

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

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 [...]

Jesus, Angel of Great Counsel

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

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 [...]

Saved By an Angel

By |2015-02-07T00:34:49+00:00February 7th, 2015|

I was touched by an angel once, not in a literal sense, but in a way that made a lasting impression on my soul. It happened on the morning, almost two decades ago, that the back of my little Toyota truck was wracked by a gust of wind on a wet highway as I was [...]