Angels are purely spiritual creatures who are made by God with intelligence and free will. They serve Him as his messengers.

Although they have no body, angels may appear as humans. But they can never become human.

Powerful and intelligent, each angel is an individual person. Different types of angels are arranged in a hierarchy of choirs or ranks. The Seraphim are the highest order, followed by Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Archangels, Principalities, and Angels. 

Three Archangels – Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – are the only angels who are given names in the Bible.

Each person has a unique guardian angel to protect, guide, and advocate for them during their life.

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Archangels on September 29 and the Feast of the Guardian Angels on October 2.

Good angels serve God and help us:

Angels help us to praise God:

Today, as in times past, these spiritual beings are discussed with greater or lesser wisdom. One must recognize that at times there is great confusion, with the consequent risk of passing off as the Church’s faith on the angels what does not pertain to it, or, vice versa, of neglecting some important aspect of the revealed truth. The existence of spiritual beings, which Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels”, was denied already in Christ’s time by the Sadducees. It is denied also by materialists and rationalists of every age But, as a modern theologian acutely observes, “if one wishes to get rid of the angels, one must radically revise Sacred Scripture itself, and with it the whole history of salvation”. The whole of Tradition is unanimous on this point.

Pope John Paul II, General Audience, July 9, 1986

Humans are more important than angels:

Humans do not become angels when we die:

Christ is the center of the angelic world. They are his angels: “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with Him.” They belong to Him because they were created through and for Him: “for in Him all things were created in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him.” They belong to Him still more because He has made them messengers of his saving plan: “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?”

Catechism of the Catholic Church 331

Archangels play a key role in salvation history:

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in Heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in Heaven.”

Matthew 18: 10

Guardian Angels are real:

Guardian Angels work in natural and supernatural ways:

Develop a relationship with your Guardian Angel:

Do not give your Guardian Angel a name:

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