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The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

In the Footprints of our Faith Download pdf format for printing (A4) “‘Mary has been taken up to heaven by God in body and soul, and the angels rejoice.’ Joy overtakes both angels and men. Why is it that we feel today this intimate delight, with our [...]
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The Guardian Angel, Our Personal Bodyguard

Angel was the name of one of the bodyguards who travelled with St Josemaria during his visit to Argentina in 1974. He said what impressed him most was St Josemaria's concern for everyone around him. He said, "Meeting the Father was the best thing that [...]
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St Josemaria and the Archangels

On Thursday, October 6, 1932, while St Josemaria Escriva was praying in the chapel of Saint John of the Cross during his retreat at the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Segovia, he was for the first time inwardly moved to invoke the three archangels and the [...]
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What is an Angel?

On their hands the Angels will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. Matthew 4:6. 1. Is the existence of angels a truth of faith? Who are the angels? The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is [...]
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The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

We are celebrating the Feast of the three Archangels who are mentioned by name in Scripture: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. But what is an Angel? Sacred Scripture and the Church's tradition enable us to discern two aspects. On the one hand, the Angel is a [...]
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What is an Angel?

Homily given in St Peter's Basilica in 2007, for the liturgical memorial of the three Archangels, during the Mass of episcopal ordination of six priests. What is an Angel? Sacred Scripture and the Church's tradition enable us to discern two aspects. On the one hand, the [...]
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Guardian Angels

See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. Mt 18,10 Drink at the clear fountain of the Acts of the Apostles. In the twelfth chapter, [...]
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The Annunciation

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary (Lk1:26-27). Don’t forget, my friend, that [...]
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St Josemaria and the Guardian Angels

Opus Dei was founded (in 1928) on October 2 – the feast of the Guardian Angels. St Josemaria’s devotion to the Guardian Angels, whom he saw as celestial protectors and messengers, went back to his childhood. Here Bishop Alvaro del Portillo recalls some aspects of [...]
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The Founding of Opus Dei

John F. Coverdale, in his book Uncommon Faith, tells how Opus Dei was founded. Tuesday, October 2, 1928, feast of the Guardian Angels, was the second day of a week-long retreat for diocesan priests being given in the house of the Vincentians in the outskirts of [...]
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