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The Angels & Their Mission

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The truth about angels — 
according to the Fathers of the Church

From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the greatest among the saints and men of God have lived on familiar terms with the angels; and the Church has always accorded them a very large place in her theology.

Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the nature of the angels, but the early Fathers of the Church, with the memory of Jesus fresh in their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke often) were fascinated with the energetic action of the angels among men and the ways in which the angels have carried out that mission from the instant of Creation through the time of Jesus; and how they will continue their work even unto the end of time.

From the works of these early Fathers of the Church, the late French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of knowledge and wisdom which he has here woven into a lucid and bright tapestry that shows us who the ministering angels really are, and how—in every instant and in every way—they are working for your salvation and mine.

Here you’ll find no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and power cloak actual angels, which is why God gave them the formidable tasks of shepherding not only souls, but entire nations, and the motions of the entire material universe itself.

Open these pages to meet the glorious angels as they were known by the Church’s greatest saints and theologians: Origen and Eusebius, and Sts. Basil, Ambrose, Methodius, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, and John Chrysostom (among others).

Soon you, too, will find yourself on familiar terms with the angels, and they’ll begin to play in your life the larger role that God intends them to play.

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This item received 4 stars overall. Mission Impossible

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      "The Angels and Their Mission," written by Jean Daniélou, is a fantastic source to learn about the actual jobs given to the angels by God.  This book has great organization, so if you forget and need to look back you never have to spend hours reading it again.  When you come across things you need to research more you will find the book well cited.   "The Angels and Their Mission" is an easy short read with plenty of useful information on how the angels help you every day.


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The book, "The Angels and Their Mission," explains the missions given to the Angels from God, both impossible and easy.   From leading nations towards God, to reminding a simple soul to stay away from sin.  Every chapter is a new category of life in which the ange Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. Understand the mission and role of the guardians of God's people.

Today's secular world often relegates the use of the word angel to refer to some figment of the imagination or some element of paganism. But in reality, angels are "a truth of faith" and an important part of Christan history and Sacred Tradition (CCC 328). The non-corporeal beings are indeed real creatures whose intellect far surpasses our own and whose complete revelation remains a mystery to us.

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