Beautiful and inspiring book about the angels, full of stories from the Saints. Gives their nature and role, the need for devotion to them and their relationship to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many prayers to the angels. Written to be read daily during September, the month of the Angels. Impr. 174 pgs, PB
St. Michael and the Angels is a beautiful and inspiring book telling all about the angels. Filled with stories from the lives and writing of the saints, it tells of the role which the good angels play in the divine economy of saving souls. Led by St. Michael, the Prince of the heavenly host, the angels act as our guardians, serve as messengers from God to us and from us to God, surround the altar during Mass, and bear the graces of the Mass like incense to the altar of God on high. Here is explained the relationship of the angels to the Blessed Virgin Mary and how, if she is to send them to our aid, we must request her to do so. Included too is the prayer to our guardian angel asking him to go in our place to attend Mass when we cannot, plus the way the good angels protect us against the evil spirits. The book also discusses in detail the pre-eminent role of St. Michael as "Champion of the Church," "Defender of Christians," "Guardian of Purgatory," and "Helper of the Sick and Dying." Finally are included prayers to the angels and a litany to our Guardian Angel, to St. Michael, St. Raphael, and St. Gabriel. In all, St. Michael and the Angels is a treasure trove of information and inspiration about the holy angels-our silent partners in the way of salvation.