Random Saturday afternoon thoughts about the existence of angels

When William Blake was a little boy, he saw an angel in a tree. On his deathbed, he sang songs with all the angels that were surrounding him.Like most people, I don't have angel-vision anywhere near what Blake enjoyed. I'm the kind of person who occasionally sees someone or something out of the corner of my eye, and then I turn and whatever it was is gone. If it was ever there at all.This most vividly happened a few years back when I visited a holy well near Clonmel in Ireland. I saw a woman … [Read more...]

Holy Guardian Angel

Today (October 2) is the Catholic feast of the Holy Guardian Angel.Here is the collect for this day, from The New Marian Missal (1961): O God, who in Thine unspeakable Providence hast deigned to send Thy holy Angels to keep watch over us: grant to us Thy suppliant people, that we may always be defended by their protection, and may rejoice in their fellowship for evermore. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, One God, world without end. Amen. The twentieth … [Read more...]