Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Year of Faith 06: On Angels

Year of Faith 06: On Angels. They are all over Scriptures. It attests to the fact of their existence at least as far as our faith is concerned. God had sent angels in order to bring His message to His people. Angels are messengers of God. They are believed to be pure spirits. Lucifer was an angel. His decision to disobey says that angels have wills. But their existence is determined by their faith
fulness to God.
We believe that God had assigned a guardian angel to each one of us. It is meant to assure us of God's presence. They guide and protect. As long as we do the will of God, we are safe for salvation.
We have the archangels;

St. Michael, which means "who is like God". He was given the following offices;
-To fight against satan
-To rescue the souls of the faithful from the power of the enemy, especially at the hour of death.
-To be the champion of God's people, the Jews in the Old Law, the Christians in the New Testament; therefore he was the patron of the Church, and of the orders of knights during the Middle Ages.
-To call away from earth and bring men's souls to judgment

St. Gabriel, which means, the "strength of God". He appeared to the Virgin Mary to reveal the plan of God.

St. Raphael, "God has healed". He is given the office to heal and deliverance form evil.

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