The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The Bible reads: “God will put his angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands to keep you hurting your feet on the stones. You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous.”
Angels can help us in having a good relationship with other people. Each morning we should pray to the guardian angels of the people whom by God’s providence we will meet on that day. If you argue often with someone, pray to his guardian angel so that they will help you both to come to an amicable agreement.
We should invoke our guardian angel and the choirs of Powers and Virtues when we feel we may fall into temptation. We can call the angels when we are at the bedside of a dying person. They will help them to have a contrite heart and turn to Jesus who is the only Saviour.
If you have children you should often ask their guardian angels to protect them and prevent from all sorts of evil. We are encouraged to carry blessed holy medals of angels around our necks. When we have pictures or statues of angels in our homes, this environment will help us to be more aware of their presence and ask them for help and assistance more often.
The saints remind us of the angels, St Bernard says: “Always remember that you are in the presence of our guardian angel. Reverence for his presence, devotion to his benevolence, confidence in his care.” St Padre Pio sent all the pilgrims who would come to him to San Giovanni Rotondo to the shrine of St Michael the Archangel in Monte San Angelo. He said: “Go first to Saint Michael and later come to San Giovanni Rotondo.”
The real devotion to the Holy Angels should consist in imitating them. The good angels did not commit sin and always did the will of God.
In practise, to imitate angels means: walking in the presence of God in the semi-darkness of our faith, doing God’s will, thanking God for all, praising Him for His glory, goodness and love.
I assure you of the constant daily prayer of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families. Please let others know about this magazine and help us to distribute it all over the world.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA