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The Feast of the Holy Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael is September 29

 

“The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls ‘angels’ is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition.

St. Augustine says: ‘Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’; if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’: from what they are , ‘spirit’ from what they do ‘angel.’ With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God. Because they ‘always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven’ they are the ‘might ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word.”

As purely spiritual creatures angels have intelligence and will: they are personal and immortal creatures, surpassing in perfection all visible creatures, as the splendor of their glory bears witness.”

- Catechism of the Catholic Church 328, 329, 330

 

Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P.

All About the Angels

 

Author: Fr. Paul O’Sullivan, O.P.

Angels (And Demons): What Do We Really Know About Them?  Author:  Peter J. Kreeft, Ph.D.

Angels (And Demons): What Do We Really Know About Them?

 

Author: Peter J. Kreeft, Ph.D.

Fr. Pascal P. Parente

The Angels: The Catholic Teaching on the Angels

Author: Fr. Pascal P. Parente

Our Heavenly Companions

The Guardian Angels: Our Heavenly Companions

Georges Huber

My Angel Will Go Before You

Author: Georges Huber

St. Michael and the Angels: A Month With St. Michael And The Angels

St. Michael and the Angels: A Month With St. Michael And The Angels

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael Note CardSt. Michael Note Card

St. Raphael: The Angel of Marriage, of Healing, of Happy Meetings, Of Joy and of Travel   Author:  Angela Carol

St. Raphael: The Angel of Marriage, of Healing, of Happy Meetings, Of Joy and of Travel

Author: Angela Carol

Bishop Sheen On Angels, DVD  Author:  Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Bishop Sheen On Angels, DVD

Author: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

St. Michael Chaplet

St. Michael Chaplet

St. Michael Peaked Plaque

St. Michael Peaked Plaque

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The Angels in the life of the Church

” . . . the whole life of the Church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of the angels.

In her liturgy, the Church joins with the angels to adore the thrice-holy God. She invokes their assistance (in the funeral liturgy’s In Paradisum deducant te angeli . . .['May the angels lead you into Paradise . . .']. Moreover, in the ‘Cherubic Hymn’ of the Byzantine Liturgy, she celebrates the memory of certain angels more particularly (St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and the guardian angels).

From it’s beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. ‘Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.’ Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.”

- Catechism of the Catholic Church 335, 336

St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

St. Michael Sterling Oval Medal

St. Michael Sterling Oval Medal

Air Force/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Air Force/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Army/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Army/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

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Marine Corps/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

National Guard/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

National Guard/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Navy/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Navy/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Coast Guard/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

Coast Guard/St. Michael Sterling Round Medal

 

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Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:

Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio.
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae coelestis,
Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute, in infernum detrude.
Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host —
by the Divine Power of God —
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
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