Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Collection of Audiences of Pope John Paul II and Paul VI on the Holy Angels

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to Whom his love commits me here; 
ever this day be at my side, to light and guard and rule and guide. Amen.

Today is the feast of the Guardian Angels in both calendars.  This post contains a link to a page with seven General Audiences of Pope John Paul II, and one with Pope Paul VI dedicated to the angels.

As the Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "the existence of angels is a truth of the faith" and, "Christ is the center of the angelic world."

The angels are referred to throughout Sacred Scripture, from the Old Testament to the New.

Catechesis on the Angels by Pope John Paul II, and Pope Paul VI

See an extensive collection of catechesis on the angels at the site of Opus Angelorum. These are teachings from the Church, which includes links seven General Audiences from Pope John Paul II and and one to Pope Paul VI.  And, even more on the holy angels on this page of links.  (See the 2011 note from the Holy See's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Opus Angelorum and this 2010 news summary (with links) of the Vatican's warning about a splinter group of ex-members who rejected reforms that OA itself embraced, winning apostolic approval, under the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI.  Many reports were terribly misleading in 2010, and even prior.  The correct source for information is the Holy See.  The correct home page for this apostolate, which has it's base currently in Detroit, on the grounds of Assumption Grotto, is  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at TeDeumBlog (at) gmail (dot) com.  I don't want to clutter the com-box with discuss of this side issue.

Further Reading on the Angels

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