A Host Of Heavenly Angels

 Abraham and Three Angels

It is often said, "There are angels all around us." There is a lot of truth to that statement, for one thing each and every one of us has a guardian angel. There are nine choirs of angels in heaven, and today we celebrate the feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
As I was reading the morning meditation in Magnificat this morning, I was struck by what The Golden Legend says about how we should honor the angels because they bear our souls up to heaven in three ways: 1) by preparing the way for us. 2) by conveying souls to heaven along the prepared way, and 3) by putting the souls in their place in heaven.
What I took from all of this is that there are more angels around us than our guardian angels and that these heavenly beings do so much more for us than we realize.
We may want to remember our guardian angels today in a special way as well today since the Sunday Liturgy will take precedence over their feast on October 2. I know I do not thank my Guardian Angel enough. I sometimes have this vision of my angel on the day, by God's grace and my angel's hard work, I make it to heaven. I see him wiping his brow thanking God that his service with me is finally done :)
Scripture, both Old and New Testaments mention the angels quite often, even if there is not much detail about them. So let us praise and thank God today for His angels who guide and protect us along this perilous way to our heavenly home.
One way to honor St Michael along with the nine choirs of angels is to pray the Chaplet of St Michael. I first heard this prayer prayed on EWTN. It is beautiful and I imagine quite powerful.

Comments

Daily Grace said…
My mom always had us ask our Guardian Angels to protect and guide us during the day.

Great post Karinann, thank you!
Great post Karinann. Thanx.

The video doesn't work on my computer. Don't know if it's a problem at my end or you may have loaded it wrong. Let me know if you need any help. Is it a You Tube or a personal video?

God bless.
Karinann said…
Thanks daily Grace and Victor.
Victor, I didn't post/link any video. The two links for the chaplet and the Golden Legend are from EWTN's library and prayer pages; they are just a page of text. Not sure what happened on your end :)
Blessings to you both.
Hi again,

The two links work OK. But at the end of your post, after the words "It is beautiful and I imagine quite powerful", there's a large video screen. When you press the "play" button, nothing happens.

God bless.
Esther G. said…
K. that also struck me this morning as I read it before Mass. So glad you posted it here for others to read. God bless,
Karinann said…
Hmm Victor~ the bloggy techy trolls are at it again. I checked my post in edit form and went in to the html screen. I can't see anything there for a video. I don't see it when I view my blog, but that doesn't mean any one else doesn't see it.
No one else has mentioned it yet.
I will just chalk it up to Blogger's quirkiness.
Thanks for letting me know though.
Karinann said…
Esther,
I just loved that thought of the angels leading and guiding us on the way God has prepared for us.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hello Karinann,

There's certainly something going on. The big screen on your blog post has now gone. The links work OK.

Mary and another reader of mine said they can't comment on my blog. I've had difficulties commenting on Mary's blog. Please try my blog when you have time. Thanx.

God bless.