September 29. There is a lot of interest in angels in popular culture nowadays. Fr James explained. “Angels and spirits are mentioned in various places in the Bible.  Angels are creatures of God and they are given different tasks by God. They are also honoured in different cultures in different ways, while the whole spirit world is dealt with differently too.  One popular Catholic devotion, from the book of Revelation, is the prayer to St Michael the archangel as defender against the devil and his lies and evil plans.  Other archangels, mentioned by name are Gabriel, God’s messenger bringing good news, and Raphael, the healer in the book of Tobit, which is found in Catholic bibles.    “I have always been interested in angels and think that all the angels have something to contribute to our marriage, “Angela said. “We prayed to St Michael and St Raphael when we were having such a difficult time.  We prayed for deliverance from evil and for healing. And I do believe that it helped us. “    

Jesus said, “Truly, truly I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”  John 1:51. O God, who dispose in marvellous order ministries both angelic and human, graciously grant that our life on earth may be defended by those who watch over us as they minister perpetually to you in heaven.  Collect of the feast.  Pope Francis. We are journeying towards the Sabbath of eternity, the new Jerusalem, towards our common home in heaven.  LS 243    

ECO-TIP AND PRAYER:  Creation is God’s message to us. We can use our senses to experience the beautiful and the good, the ugly and the bad.  Pray with the senses to hear God’s call to conversion.   Pray Glory be to the Father…………….