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Leaning on the Angels for Help

I used to love to watch the television show "Touched by an Angel." It gave me hope at a time when I was struggling with the trials of life. As soon as I saw actress Roma Downey, I knew I was in for a soul-lifting hour.

As good as that program was, it does not compare with the splendor and beauty of the real angels who inhabit the universe. I pray for the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel each morning, but I really did not know much about him, until I read the fascinating new book, Defend Us in Battle: The Promises of St. Michael and the Heavenly Angels.

This lovely work is the brainchild of acclaimed author and speaker Marge Steinhage Fenelon, an award-winning writer who has delved deeply into the spiritual realm. Her latest book eloquently explains the nine Choirs of Angels and their role in enlightening and safeguarding us. As Fenelon notes:

"This book offers a unique kind of prayer experience, a 'living 'novena, a kind of extended guided meditation. By reading one chapter of this book each day, you will be able to experience a spiritual 'armchair pilgrimage' that will lead you day-by-day to a greater understanding of, and growing devotion to, the nine Choirs of Angels."

Defend Us in Battle also introduced me to the Chaplet of St. Michael, a powerful prayer that includes nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promises those who pray it the companionship of the angels when receiving the Holy Eucharist.

If you long to know more about angels, Defend Us in Battle is just what you need to satisfy your curiosity and lead you into a relationship with these heavenly beings who can protect us in this world and lead us courageously into the next.

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Jun 06

With 2 Michaels in our houshold, there's always an interest in the Arc Angels. Thanks for linking ot An Open Book!

Jun 06
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My pleasure!

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