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There are many things which please the Angels, and which it delights them to see in us, like sobriety, chastity, voluntary poverty, repeated signs of desire for Heaven, prayers accompanied with tears and with the heart truly directed to God. But above all these things, the Angels of peace look to find among us unity and peace . . . so let there not be divisions among us: but rather let us all together form one body in Christ, being all members of one another.

---------- St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly.

---------- G. K. Chesterton.

If you find it impossible to pray, charge your Good Angel to pray in your stead.

---------- St. John Vianney.

Since God often sends us inspirations by means of Angels, we should frequently return our aspirations to God by means of the same messengers.

---------- St. Francis de  Sales.

The servants of Christ are protected by invisible, rather than visible, beings. But if these guard you, they do so because they have been summoned by your prayer.

----------St. Ambrose.

Angels mean messengers and ministers. Their function is to execute the plan of Divine providence, even in earthly things.

----------St. Thomas Aquinas.
They take different forms at the bidding of their Master, God, and thus reveal themselves to men and unveil the Divine mysteries to them.

----------St. John of Damascus.

An Angel, then, is an intelligent essence, in perpetual motion, with free will, incorporeal, ministering to God, having obtained by grace an immortal nature; and the Creator alone knew the form and limitation of its nature.

----------St. John of Damascus.

Thee, O Christ, the Father's splendor,
Life and virtue of the heart,
In the presence of the Angels
Sing we now with tuneful art,
Meetly in alternate chorus
Bearing our responsive part.

---------- Hymn "Tibi Christe splendor Patris."
Make yourself familiar with the Angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you.

----------St. Francis de  Sales.

Hark! hark! my soul! angelic songs are swelling
O'er earth's green fields and ocean's wave-beat shore;
How sweet the truth those blessed strains are telling
Of that new life when sin shall be no more!
Angels of Jesus!
Angels of Light!
Singing to welcome
the pilgrims of the night.

----------Fr. Faber.

Whenever we look abroad, we are reminded of those most gracious and holy beings, the servants of the Holiest, who deign to minister to the heirs of salvation. Every breath of air and ray of light and heat, every beautiful prospect, is, as it were, the skirts of the garments, the waving of the robes of those whose faces see God in heaven.

----------Cardinal John Henry Newman.

God's universal providence works through secondary causes . . . The world of pure spirits stretches between the Divine Nature and the world of human beings; because Divine Wisdom has ordained that the higher should look after the lower, Angels execute the Divine plan for human salvation: they are our Guardians, who free us when hindered and help to bring us home.

----------St. Thomas Aquinas.

Ruler of the dread immense!
Maker of this mighty frame!
Whose eternal providence
Guides it, as from thee it came.
King of kings, and Lord most High!
This of Thy dear love we pray:
May Thy guardian Angel high,
Keep us from all sin this day.

----------Roman Breviary.

Dear Angel! ever at my side,
How loving must thou be
To leave thy home in Heaven to guard
A guilty wretch like me.

----------Fr. Faber.

Angels are called intellectual because of their immediate and complete insight into all objects within their natural field. Human souls are called rational because their knowledge is acquired by a process of reasoning. Unlike the Angels, they do not apprehend at once the full evidence of an object presented to them; they are convinced by formal argument, not by intuition.

----------St. Thomas Aquinas.