Friday, March 20, 2020

SPECIAL UPDATE
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Dear MAGNIFICAT Family,

During these difficult times, we all continue to look for ways to remain close to Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church.

In addition to its online edition, MAGNIFICAT is now offeringcomplimentary access to its iOS and Android Apps throughout May. To register for free access in English, visit www.magnificat.com/free. For free access in Spanish, visit and register at www.magnificat.com/gratis.

We are also happy to make available complimentary access to MagnifiKid. Visit www.magnifikid.com/free to view and download each weekly booklet of our colorful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12. While so many children are missing formal religious instruction and are unable to attend Mass, MagnifiKid! can be their special guide, accompanying them through each week as they prepare to attend Mass or watch it at home.

It is our hope that everyone will take this opportunity to pray with MAGNIFICAT in union with the Church each Sunday and weekday.

Please pray with us for a speedy and safe end to this time of difficulty in our world.

Below is a suggested prayer of spiritual Communion.

Jesus, really present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar, since I cannot now receive thee under the sacramental veil, I beseech thee, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the Immaculate Heart of thy most Holy Mother, and to abide with me, thou in me, and I in thee, in time and in eternity. Amen.

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Choirs of Angels in Three Hierarchies

by Steve Ray on March 20, 2020

We have a pack of dogs, a flock of birds, a forest of trees – the word used for groups of angels is “choir.”

Here is a clever little diagram to describe and explain the choirs of angels in all their different categories. (Click on the image for a larger image).

According to many theologians, like St. Thomas Aquinas, there are 9 choirs of angels in 3 hierarchies.

Visit https://churchpop.com for more things like this.

Screen Shot 2020-03-03 at 12.23.36 PMTo learn more about Angels, I have a new talk (actually an interview) entitled “Angels: the Good, the Bad and the Unexplained.” You can see or purchase a copy here.

 

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