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Friday, October 2nd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 18:1-5.10.


The Guardian Angels, memorial

2 October 2015

“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 18:1-5.10. 

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst,
and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.
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.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

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The Guardian Angels, memorial

2 October 2015

Commentary of the day

Saint Albert the Great

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Saint Albert the Great (c.1200-1280), Dominican
Sermon for the feast of Saint Michael

“Their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father”

Watch that you don’t despise one of these little ones for, I tell you, their angels see the face of my Father in heaven. » With these words Christ is saying to us something like this : « Be vigilant, take care that you don’t despise people who are simple, poor or weak. As for me, I esteem them greatly to the extent that, to protect them from all evil, I have placed my angels at their service. And what angels! Don’t think they are to be compared to the scullery boys working my kitchen. No. They are equal to the officers in my own palace, for” “they constantly see the face of my heavenly Father”…

Now, these angels see the face of God for several reasons. First, angels must offer and present our good works to God. To this we have a testimony in the words Raphael addressed to Tobias: “I have presented your prayer before the Lord” (Tb 12,12). In the Book of Revelation, too, we read: “An angel with a golden censer came and stood before the altar. He was given a great quantity of incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar that is before the throne of God,” (8,3). Let us note that this altar is the heart of whoever is truly faithful to God; before this altar the angels stand. Their censer represents the feelings of joy with which they gather up our thoughts, prayers, words and actions so as to offer them, all aflame with the fire of charity, on the golden altar that stands before the throne of God. And the offering rises up to the Son who is in the bosom of the Father. Therefore it would be good for us always to have some good thing to place in the angels’ censer.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

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The Guardian Angels, memorial

2 October 2015

Saints of the day

The Holy Guardian Angels – Memorial

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THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS

        God does not abandon to mere chance any of His handiworks; by His providence He is everywhere present; not a hair falls from the head or a sparrow to the ground without His knowledge.

        Not content, however, with yielding such familiar help in all things, not content with affording that existence which He communicates and perpetuates through every living being, He has charged His angels with the ministry of watching and safeguarding every one of His creatures that behold not His face. Kingdoms have their angels assigned to them, and men have their angels; these latter it is whom religion designates as the Holy Guardian Angels.

    Our Lord says in the Gospel, “Beware lest ye scandalize any of these little ones, for their angels in heaven see the face of my Father.” The existence of Guardian Angels is, hence, a. dogma of the Christian faith: this being so, what ought not our respect be for that sure and holy intelligence that is ever present at our side; and how great should our solicitude be, lest, by any act of ours, we offend those eyes which are ever bent upon us in all our ways!

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]
©Evangelizo.org 2001-2015

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