Friday, October 2, 2015

Remembering our holy companions...

"No evil shall befall you, nor shall affliction come near your tent,
for to His Angels God has given command about you, that they guard
you in all your ways. Upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone." - Psalm 91: 10-12

October 2

Pietro Perugino

   "It was during the Mass at 6:30 in the morning, at the moment of Consecration.  A dazzling light suddenly shone forth...I had the feeling that this adorable splendor was that of the Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.  Struck to the heart I could only repeat, 'My Lord and My God!'

      At the same moment there appeared the outline of the angels in prayer before the shining Host.  They were kneeling all around the altar in a semi-circle, their backs toward us.  There were eight of them… They did not have wings, but their bodies were enveloped in sort of a mysterious luminescence which clearly distinguished them  from humans. 
      Amazed, not believing my eyes, I opened and closed them, rubbed them, but nothing changed.  All eight were there to adore the Most Blessed Sacrament in an attitude of great devotion. ...

      At the moment of Communion, my guardian angel approached me to invite me to advance to the altar.  At that moment, I clearly distinguished the guardian angels of each member of the community close to their left shoulders, and of the height a little smaller than each.  Like my guardian angel they gave truly the impression of guiding and watching over them with sweetness and affection.  This scene in itself opened my eyes to the profound meaning of the guardian angel, better than any theological explanation, even the most detailed.  After dinner I gave a complete account of this vision to the Bishop…  Had they not chosen the Feast of the Guardian Angels to show the example of adoration and to reveal their readiness to lead us to the LordSr Agnes Sasagawa

 Excerpt from:
Akita, The Tears and Message of Mary
John M Haffert

See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way 
and bring you to a place I have prepared. - Exodus 23:20

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 "Beside each believer stands an angel protector and shepherd leading him to life." ~ St Basil

"God's universal providence works through secondary causes . . . The world of pure spirits stretches between the Divine Nature and the world of human beings; because Divine Wisdom has ordained that the higher should look after the lower, Angels execute the Divine plan for human salvation: they are our Guardians, who free us when hindered and help to bring us home."  ~St. Thomas Aquinas

“Let us affectionately love His angels as counselors and defenders appointed by the Father and placed over us. They are faithful; they are prudent; they are powerful.  Let us only follow them, let us remain close to them, and in the  protection of the God of heaven let us abide.” ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Angel of God, my guardian dear
to whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day/night be at my side
to light, to guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Beautiful images and prayers to your guardian angel

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