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From E. McK. @ US
May God continue to bless you. Thank you for all of
your assistance and clarification of issues that have a tendency to
This is not terribly urgent, it is just that I know you'll have an
answer to a question I always have had.
How and why are the Archangels Gabriel, Michael and Raphael referred to
also as saints? I really understood saints to be human beings who
submitted to God's will and were taken to heaven after their physical
lives were ended. Angels, and I say this with the utmost love and
respect for them, were never human beings, although they have appeared
to various individuals to be human. (I'm pretty certain I've had at
least one of those experiences myself!) Haven't the angels
always been part of the spiritual plain?
Since God has moved me to finally ask this question after having
wondered about it for years … some clarification would be received with
Thanks very much and again, may God continue to bless you … and us
Thank your kind words of encouragement and for bringing up
this issue so that we may be able to clarify it for all.
In the Roman Catholic Catechism - as published on-line by the Vatican -
946 After confessing "the holy
catholic Church," the Apostles' Creed adds "the communion of saints."
In a certain sense this article is a further explanation of the
preceding: "What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?"
The communion of saints is the Church.
948 The term "communion of saints" therefore has two closely linked
meanings: communion in holy things (sancta)" and "among holy persons
956 The intercession of the saints. "Being more closely united to
Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in
holiness.... They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as
they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one
mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus.... So by their fraternal
concern is our weakness greatly helped."
Now, with the official Vatican position quoted word by word, let us
clear the smoke and shed some light on the matter.
What is read above is true except
that is not limited to
"Members Only". The communion of saints encompasses all
those who on Earth are members of Jesus' family as defined by Jesus
Himself - the Ultimate
For whosoever shall do the will of
my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
....as well as those who are in
Purgatory and those who are already in Heaven (both of which are
obviously Family Members).
Now, "Saints", like Teresa de Jesus, is a "saint" whom the Roman
Catholic Administration has officially designated as an exemplar
figure. Therefore "all Saints are saints" but "not all saints are
Saints" as defined by the Roman and Orthodox Catholic Church.
Therefore, generally speaking, pure
spiritual creatures, as angels are, fall in the category of "the Family
of Jesus", thus, we can joyfully refer to them as "saint" or "Saint".
As a matter of confirmation - angels do appear frequently
rather "average" looking human countenance although one has "a
feeling" that the individual is just not "the guy next door", a very
that miguel de Portugal has experienced several times.
From Mr. P.B. @ US
As always praying for you - you are often in our
thoughts. We are grateful for everything and you are truly a blessing
I had a couple questions:
1) I ran across a web site that was
saying that both Medjugorje and the Divine Mercy were both fake.
Their logic was that they represented Vatican 2. But at the same
time, that does not make sense because St. Faustina was from
2) is it is a sin to freeze someone's head when they die?
Yours in JMJ
Thank your kind words of
encouragement as well as your prayers.
Regarding the possibility of committing a sin when someone's head is
frozen after his/her death - God has not given m de P specific
information about that. However, if it is not a sin to offer and
receive transplanted organs and donate one's body for medical research,
I cannot see the freezing of the head of a deceased individual as a
sin.... unless... the purpose of such procedure is rooted in doubts of
the Word of God - our Lord Jesus Christ
Regarding the Second Vatican Council - What have we not said
about that already? Take a look at what we have published through This
regarding that matter.
In those documents you should find our responses to those who blame the
Second Vatican Council for all the atrocities committed by Rome for the
last 1600 years. Should you - or any of our readers - still have
a question about this matter, do ask it and we will attempt to answer
accordance to the Will of God.
Have you noticed....
whenever unclean spirits see Jesus they would fall down before him and
shout, "You are the Son of God
and invariably He would warn them sternly not to make it known?
Isn't it interesting that even the unclean spirits Glorified Jesus for
what He Is - the Son of God - yet the Masters of the Temple, in spite
of the number and type of miracles Jesus performed, had no idea Who He
The key to this apparent mystery is that on the other side of the veil
everyone seems to have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear - even if it is too
late for them to act on what they see and hear. On our side of the veil
only those who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear can recognize Jesus
and those who serve Him.
The perfect example of this was given to us by Simeon and Anna at the
Temple - both of whom recognized Jesus for what He Was/Is - even as a
When one sees the reaction of the Masters of the Temple of today - the
Vatican - to the number and type of miracles God has worked through
Mary during the last 200 years, one must conclude that absolutely
nothing has changed, except that the situation is worse.
That is why we wait with baited breath for His Glorious return and the
renewal the face
the Earth - the Final and Complete Triumph of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, because, if it had not been for Her no one
would survive what is now at our doors.
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