St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Feast of the Guardian Angels

Jacob's Ladder

What a wonderful day: Happy Birthday to my mom who turns 71 today on this very special feast! She has always had great devotion to her guardian angel, even taking the name of "Angela" (Merici) for her Confirmation.

By the way, this is one of my very favorite depictions of angels, in this holy card of: Jacob's Ladder.

Here are some special thoughts regarding your special protector, counselor, consoler, defender......

"We have to deal with our Guardian Angels in a familiar way, while at the same time recognizing their superior nature and grace. Though less palpable in their presence than human friends are, their efficacy for our benefit is far greater. Their counsel and suggestions come from God and penetrate more deeply than any human voice. To reiterate, their capacity for hearing and understanding us is much superior even to that of our most faithful human friend, since, their attendance at our side is continuous; they can enter more deeply into our intentions, desires and petitions than can any human being, since angels can reach our imagination directly without recourse to the comprehension of words. They are able to incite images, provoke memories, and make impressions in order to give us direction....."

In Conversation with God, Vol 7; Fr. Francis Fernandez

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