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Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Encounters with Angels Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Sacred Scriptures remind us that angels have been part of our revealed religion from the beginning. It is an article of the Catholic faith that angels are real. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition." (CCC para. 328) Continue Reading

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  1. pablo
    3 years ago

    Angels appear whenever it is of necessity.

    "Stop right here."

    "Wake up and pray for pablo, because he is in grave danger."

    "Pray the Saint Michael prayer, right now. Someone needs it."

    Driving, I was told by my Guardian Angel to stop.

    A split second later an accident happened that would have killed me had I not stopped.

    A Priest on the other side of the world asked me to pray the Saint Michael prayer and a Rosary as he performed an Exorcism.

    I later was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery for the first time in my life.

    While being operated on that night, an Angel of the Lord appeared to a Carmelite Nun, a Cristero, and told her "Wake up and pray for pablo, for he is in grave danger, and still has much to do."

    She was two thousand miles away from me, and did not know I went to the hospital that night.

    Many times during the night, my Guardian Angel awakens me, and will not let me sleep until I say the Saint Michael prayer for whoever it is that needs it. I also say the Three Hail Marys for that soul.

    The he lets me go back to sleep.

    Angels are as much a part of us as the birds and bees.

    There are some bad Angels also.

    We should pray the Lord allow us to fight them when they come to do harm to the innocent.

    We should not fear them; our help is in the Lord. We should rebuke them, and those that traffic with them.

    We have sacramentals that can protect our homes and loved ones.

    Holy Water (not blessed water) and religious objects such as Saint Benedict medals and crucifixes.


  2. Saint Michael Onwuemene
    3 years ago

    Father Longenecker, this article is definitely a master-piece, by all measures of consideration. I have a greate interest in the role of God's Holy Angels, particularly Saint Michael, the Archangel, in the current church dispensation. My interest became so intense that I was inspired to legally/officially change my first name to Saint Michael, patterned after my admiration for Saint Michael, the Archangel. Your very penetrating insight/perspective is quite educative. I firmly believe that as the age is tottering to a close, because the time of the Lord Jesus Christ's return is very near, the role of God's Holy Angels in the world will become more visible and pronounced. So your article is quite timely and vital in getting our knowledge enriched and our horizon widened, about these wonderful messengers of God. Thank you. St. Michael Onwuemene.

  3. Gilene Lorenzo
    3 years ago

    Please educate us more about them, the good and Holy Angels...bec. I really do have one active with me, only..I don't see it, but I do feel it all the time, sometimes intense, mostly mild physical sense and it is everyday until I go to sleep, perhaps they guard me while I asleep, bec. I ask them too. Thank you.

  4. vance
    3 years ago

    Great article. This is a good reminder for us that God and his Angels are always in close contact with man in a variety of ways. Sometimes we think that God sits back and acts like a spectator to the world. But God is engaged twenty-four-seven with man and his world events.

  5. Laura
    3 years ago

    Thank you so much Father Longenecker!!
    I will print this out and share with others.

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