EXPLANATION STATION by St John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation
September 29th is the Feast of the Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. These three occupy the highest domains of the angelic hierarchy.
Should we, as Catholics, believe that angels exist? Absolutely! The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, “The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal.”
To learn more about angels and archangels, check out https://youtu.be/olXmxXQyaGQ for an inspiring video!