Thursday, July 05, 2007
The Opus Sanctorum Angelorum
From the first moment God thought of me, I was destined to have the Guardian Angel that I have...I tend to refer to him as 'Friend' as that is what he has always been to me ~ my very best, most constant Friend. My Guardian Angel has the same personality that I have, only on a much higher plane...so there is no chance that another Angel would have suited me better than he does...
Right now I am in my third month of becoming an Associate Member of the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum...or, 'The Work of the Holy Angels.'
The word 'Angel' actually refers more to what an Angel does than what he is...the word means 'sent' or 'messenger'...as in 'Messenger of God' ~ ie, St. Raphael, who was 'sent' to guide Tobias...or St. Gabriel, who was 'sent' to give the Good News to Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation...or even St. Michael himself, the great leader of the Archangels, who gave the battle cry, 'Who is like God?!?' and then 'sent' Lucifer to the Netherworld of eternal damnation.
I have barely begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful organization, but I cannot wait to become a member...I am learning so much about Angels, my own Friend in particular.
If I decide to go on with this, I may become an Active Member, which requires an additional three years probation. (Associate Members have one year.)
The Associate Membership begins when I am officially consecrated to my most beloved Angel; and if I were to go on to Active Membership, I would be consecrated to the entire Celestial Choir.
Every month I am introduced to more readings, more prayers, more practice of listening to Friend, getting really used to 'hearing' him and what he is trying to tell me.
One must learn to quiet the mind, already overactive due to our busy, overburdened lives...the voice of our Angel is just waiting to be heard and heeded.
Even when we are resting, sleeping, quiet...our Angel is busy, he never leaves the Presence of the Eternal Trinity, yet he is ever at our side. Besides all that, he has the ability to bilocate, so if we wish to place ourselves (spiritually) in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament, or we cannot finish our daily Rosary before midnight, because of any legitimate reason...our Angel stands ready to take our place, or to say the Beads for us ~ we need only ask ~ and if we send him to visit the Eucharist in our stead, he joins his voice to the already three thousand Angels who are in constant attendance before each and every Tabernacle in the world, a full Court of worship at every Consecration.
I will most likely be posting more about the Angels as time goes on; I am learning more and more all the time.
If anyone who reads this Blog is interested in learning more about the Angels themselves, most especially the Guardians, just check out my list of Favorite Links to the right of this page.
There is so much more to say about the Opus, our Angels, the wonders of God's creation...how He gave each of us our own special 'friend' to be always near, guiding and protecting us. There is no way to cover this subject in one single blog.
Therefore, I won't even try...I'll just take it one step further each time.
Posted by *~JennD.'J.M.J.'~*