Friday, September 29, 2006

Feast of the Holy Archangels- St. Michael, St.Gabriel, & St.Raphael

The Three Flames of Divine Love-President of HLI- Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer's Spirit & Life e-Newsletter

The blessed archangels are three flames of divine love and grace because of their burning desire for our eternal salvation. They exist to lead us to heaven, and their Hebrew names reveal their respective roles.

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael and....

Truly we don't pay enough attention to the archangels whose radiant love is burning incandescently around us at every moment of our waking and sleeping. Of course we can't see those divine flames with our eyes. It takes faith to see them. With faith we know that these strong, ravishing spiritual beings drive away evil by their very presence and exist only to serve us.

They exist to serve Father-God FIRST and then us. And do they ever!

Remember, to call on them to expedite and assist you in proclaiming God's Truth to others-all those you come in contact, i.e. before an important meeting, dealing with your children, speaking with your spouse. Include them in your morning offering and thank them in your evening prayers and reflection. They can and will go ahead of you to open hearts, just as St. Gabriel opened the Blessed Virgin Mary's heart as she was fearful and did not understand what the Archangel Gabriel was telling her. Of course ask Our Virgin Mother to intervene as well. Again, don't forget to thank them---by giving all honor, glory and praise to our Triune God!

Our Father who art in heaven, thank you for the blessings of your heavenly archangels: St.Michael our protector and defender, St. Gabriel your messenger of Your Word, and St. Raphael your healer-"medicine of God". May we ask that they continue to defend us, assist us in proclaiming Your Word, and heal us in all our sufferings and illnesses. We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit and by the Will of God the Father. Amen.

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