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Getting to know God`s Holy Angels

...the creation of purely spiritual beings which Sacred Scripture calls "angels".This creation appears clearly in the Creed: "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, of all things (that is, entia or beings) "seen and unseen". We know that man enjoys a unique position within the sphere of creation: by his body he belongs to the visible world, while by his spiritual soul which vivifies the body, he is as it wew on the boundary between the visible and invisible creation. To the latter, according to the Creed which the Church professes in the light of Revelation, belong other beings, purely spiritual, therefore not proper to the visible world even though present and working therein. They constitute a world apart. (St. John Paul II, Angel Catechesis, July 9, 1986)



Angels in general

  • Is the belief in the angels part of the Catholic faith?
  • Who are the angels?
  • What does the word “Angel” mean?
  • Angels possess intelligence and free will
  • What else can we know about what the Angels do and their God-given purpose?
  • Why did God create purely spiritual beings?
  • Do angels have bodies? Do they have wings?
  • Are Angels like human beings created “in the image and likeness” of God?
  • What is meant by “choirs” or “orders” of Angels?
  • Different creatures: men, angels, material creation. What was God’s plan?


The Angels in the History of Salvation

  • What is the importance of the angels in the revelation?
  • How did the angels intervene in the Old Testament?
  • When were the angels present in the life of Jesus?
  • What is the relationship of the angels to Christ?
  • What does Jesus teach us about the Angels?
  • How does Scripture describe the closeness of the angels to God?


Guardian Angels

  • Do angels guard us personally?
  • Why does God put angels beside us?
  • What does the Tradition say about Guardian Angels?
  • Are the Angels interested in our life and do they participate in it?
  • Are there texts in the NT that show factually the loving care of the Angels for men?
  • How can we relate to our Guardian Angels?
  • Where do the angels assist us?
  • What are the Angels’ services to us?
  • How does St. John Paul 2 explain that the Angels “see the face of the Father in heaven”?
  • Are the Angels always united with God, even when they take care of us?


The fallen angels and their influence

  • How can it be that angels and men sinned?
  • What does it mean for the good angels to have chosen God?
  • What does “fallen angels” mean?
  • What does it mean for the fallen angels to have rejected God?
  • What could have been the motive for such a radical and irreversible choice against God?
  • What does Holy Scripture say about the devil?
  • The devil and his angels sinned. Can God not forgive them?
  • Why does the devil especially persecute the Church?
  • What does the devil do?
  • It seems that Satan is so powerful…
  • What does St. Paul teach about the devil?
  • How does the devil influence man?
  • How does the devil try to deceive man?
  • Does that mean that the devil is the reason behind all sins?
  • How can we detect the influence of the devil?
  • How can we fight the devil?


The Angels in the Church

  • What is the importance of the Angels in the Church?
  • In what way are angels present in the life of the Church?
  • How are the Angels present in the liturgy of the Church?
  • How does the Church venerate the holy Angels?
  • Wherein lies the beauty of the devotion to the Angels?
  • What is the importance of a friendship of the angels for our life?
  • For which needs does the Church ask for the assistance of the Angels?
  • What are the most popular devotional prayers to the Angels?
  • Which ideas should be avoided in the devotion to the Angels?
  • What can we know about St. Michael Archangel?
  • Why is St. Michael invoked as patron of the Church?
  • “Michael” means “Who is like God?”. What does this mean?
  • What is the importance of St. Michael as patron of the Church today?
  • What can we know about St. Gabriel the Archangel?
  • What can we know about St. Raphael the Archangel?