By Jean Danielou
From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the best one of the saints and males of God have lived on commonplace phrases with the angels; and the Church has regularly accorded them a truly huge position in her theology.
Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the character of the angels, however the early Fathers of the Church, with the reminiscence of Jesus clean of their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke frequently) have been interested by the full of life motion of the angels between males and the ways that the angels have performed that challenge from the moment of construction throughout the time of Jesus; and the way they're going to proceed their paintings even unto the tip of time.
From the works of those early Fathers of the Church, the overdue French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of data and knowledge which he has right here woven right into a lucid and shiny tapestry that indicates us who the ministering angels fairly are, and how—in each immediate and in each way—they are operating on your salvation and mine.
Here you’ll locate no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and tool cloak real angels, that is why God gave them the ambitious projects of shepherding not just souls, yet whole international locations, and the motions of the full fabric universe itself.
Open those pages to fulfill the wonderful angels as they have been recognized through the Church’s maximum saints and theologians: Origen and Eusebius, and Sts. Basil, Ambrose, Methodius, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, and John Chrysostom (among others).
Soon you, too, will end up on favourite phrases with the angels, and they’ll start to play on your lifestyles the bigger function that God intends them to play.
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Angels and Their Mission by Jean Danielou