Angels as counselors, Angels: Day 045

Angels as counselorsIn the hierarchy of  angels, says  St. Gregory the Great, the lower receive from the higher the knowledge they need to transmit to us. Angels are our counselors, because they want us to be with them in the kingdom of Heaven.From things that have no sense, we can learn how to understand beings with sense and intelligence.Now, the air makes the earth fertile, and the quality of the heaven governs the air. Likewise, human beings are placed over animals, and angels ov … [Read more...]

Angels bring us the vision of God, Angels: Day 044

Angels bring us the vision of GodThe speculative philosopher Dionysius  the Areopagite says  that the heavenly beings deserve their title of  “angel” (which means “messenger”) because they bring us the light of God, which they experience at first hand.The holy orders of the heavenly beings share in the supremely divine participation in a higher degree than things that merely exist, or that lead an irrational life, or that are rational like ourselves. By imitating God, they shape themselve … [Read more...]

CBB Review: DOCAT

In March of 2011 during the World Youth Day celebration in Madrid, Spain; Pope Benedict XVI gave youth YOUCAT. The title is short for Youth Catechism. Since its release the book has been printed in multiple languages and sold millions of copies.  Pope Benedict XVI in the introduction requested: “I beg you: study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with e … [Read more...]

Sharing the knowledge of the angels, Angels; Day 043

Sharing the knowledge of the angelsDionysius  the Areopagite tells us that the angels see the marvelous unity of God because they get their conceptions directly from God. We are too divided and scatterbrained to see that way under normal circumstances; but when we are gathered together in unity, we can have something of this same experience.From the self-existing Life of God, the contemplated and contemplating powers of the angelic minds have their simple and blessed conceptions; c … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway: DOCAT

This week Carmel Communications, marketing firm for Ignatius Press,  is sponsoring the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of DOCAT . I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12 AM EST 11/20 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Degrees of knowledge, Angels: Day 042

Degrees of knowledgeEach creature, says St. Ephrem the Syrian, has a degree of  knowledge proper to it. The different ranks of  angels never ask questions  beyond what they know to be their ability.  Yet some human philosophers think they can vault over all the ranks of  angels and figure out the most  hidden secrets  of  God’s own nature!The knowledge of angels searches in measure; human knowledge roams without measure. Your mercy put inns and milestones in your way, so that the unsettle … [Read more...]