Saturday, November 8, 2014

Praying for the Intercession of the Angels

Statue of St. Michael in front of the Basilica
of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando, FL
Today was our final day in Florida and our last day at daily Mass at the Basilica of Mary Queen of the Universe.  The priest who celebrated Mass mentioned that the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael today.  He shared that he had visited a Shrine to St. Michael the day before and felt moved to celebrate a votive Mass to the Angels today.  This was particularly special as during this week in prayer at the Basilica a number of times I had implored the help and intercession of St. Michael and all the Angels.  In particular I love the Chaplet of St. Michael and try to say it daily.  Another beautiful signal grace was just before Mass there was a wonderful young women and her father who had sat behind us all week in daily Mass.   In prayer there was a feeling we should say hello.  As this was our last day, the children and I introduced ourselves.  She was very welcoming and shared that her name was Angel.  So indeed there were some wonderful little gifts from the Angels today.

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