Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

“The angels have five duties.Feast Archangels1 The first is to continually sing hymns and praises to their Creator (Is. 6: 1-3). The second duty is to present the prayers of mortals to God and commend them with their petitions (Tb. 12:12). The third duty consists in their being sent as messengers to declare what God wants to declare (Gn. 18:2 Dn. 9:21; Lk. 1:11, 26 Lk. 2:9; Mt. 1:20, 2:13, 19; Mt. 28:2). The fourth duty is protecting men whether as individuals or groups (Ps. 91:11; Mt. 18:10; Dt. 10:5 ff; Rev. 2 and 3). The last duty is to serve as soldiers and armed leaders (Ps. 149:7; Gn. 19: 13; Ex. 12:12 ff; 2 Kgs 19:35; Mt. 13:49, 50). Let good men love their fellow citizens, the angels.”           

                                       -St. Robert Bellarmine 


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For Reflection: 

One way I can show the angels my love is by imitating them in their duties. In what way(s) can I do this?

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