Let the Angels Guide You, Recommends Pope

St. Michael the Archangel
Prince of the Heavenly Hosts

(Satan underfoot)

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 29, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is encouraging the faithful to take advantage of the help of the angels, noting today’s feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

In his traditional closing remarks at the general audience, the Pope spoke of today’s feast, as well as the Oct. 2 feast of the guardian angels.

He said the two celebrations “move us to think of the provident care with which God looks after each human person.”

The Holy Father recommended that youth should “feel the presence of the angels beside you” and “let yourselves be guided by them, so that your whole life is enlightened by the Word of God.”

He encouraged the sick to avail of the help of their guardian angels and thus “unite your sufferings to those of Christ for the spiritual renewal of human society.”

Finally, the Pontiff suggested that newlyweds should “often take recourse to your guardian angels, so that you can grow in the constant witness of an authentic love.”

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St. Raphael – OT Book of Tobit

St. Gabriel – NT Gospel of St. Luke

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Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

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