WHO ARE THEY?
When I was a kid, I remember my mother used to tell us, to pray to our guardian angels, to keep us from harm and danger. I was raised with a close family ties. We do really believe in GOD. Every Sunday we go to church, and every evening we pray the Holy Rosary. There's a saying that the " Family that prays together, stay forever". Now even though, we have our own family the communication between us is still intact. And I'm Blessed, GOD has given me a wonderful and adorable husband, a beautiful daughter and a loving family that surround me. I can't ask for more. Both me and my Husband now serve in the church in Kasukabe Catholic Church in Japan.
So, by then we do really believe in Angels. They kept us safe from harm and danger. And now, it's me who's telling my daughter, to pray always to her guardian angels.
There are Seven Archangels namely:
1. SAINT MICHAEL : PRINCE OF THE HEAVENLY HOSTS
He is the Commander-in-Chief of all the hierarchies of the Heavenly Hosts. He is usually known as the Angel who defeated Lucifer and his followers in the first rebellion of creatures against God. By His battle cry "Mi-ca-el" meaning " who is like unto God", He was named Michael. He is the first defender of Jesus Christ in His Sacred Humanity and of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Mystery of the Incarnation. He is usually associated with the Miracles manifesting the Almighty power of God with the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is in Saint Michael's powerful aid that we must rely upon to defend ourselves against the assaults of people who deny the existence of God.
2. SAINT GABRIEL: SPECIAL MESSENGER OF GOD
Saint Gabriel is the bearer of God's secret messages to His chosen ones. He is the Angel who announce to the Blessed Virgin Mary of God's plan for Her to be the Mother of His son, Jesus Christ. He was also the Angel who foretold Daniel the end of the world. Saint Gabriel is the one who renew our hope in Lord Jesus as the fulfillment of humanity's search for meaning against rejection of all distinctions in moral value, depriving life of all essence of its very existence.
3. SAINT RAPHAEL: HEALER AND GUIDE FOR CHRISTIAN PILGRIM
Saint Raphael is the Archangel of the Christian's journey to Heaven. He is assigned by God to accompany us along the way of our pilgrimage in search of the treasures of real happiness which God has in store for all His children. He also gives light to guide us correctly God's way and protect us from the dangers that befall on us in our way to our Heavenly home. As His name Raphael-meaning "medicine of God", He is the Angel that brings good health and abundant provisions during our journey. Saint Raphael is, Mankind's Special Guide to Heaven . He constantly guide us to our everyday journey here on earth towards the place of true happiness-which is the home of our Heavenly Father. Humanity is presently afflicted with the greediness of people for power and wealth expressed at the hands of few, rested interest over the powerless people.
4. SAINT URIEL: ARCHANGEL OF JUSTICE
Saint Uriel, with weighing scale in His hand reminds us of Divine Justice that weighs according to its true worth, whatever good we do, and whatever wrong doings we commit in relation to God, to our neighbors or to ourselves, both as individuals and as a community of nations. He also reminds us of the terrible judgement of God upon the world for the human pride and godlessness with which human affairs, are conducted that now are fast bringing mankind on our tasks of our own destruction. He reminds us of the last judgement of God, wherein every man will have to account of everything He has done here on earth. He is likewise God sent to defend those who are suffering from injustices in any form of practice of racial discrimination, persecution, oppression, etc.
5. SAINT SEALTIEL: ARCHANGEL OF WORSHIP AND CONTEMPLATION
Saint Sealtiel continually stands before God, with incenser in hand in unceasing adoration of the Most Holy Trinity. As the Archangel of contemplation and worship, his angelic purity transforms the love and worship which we mortals give to God. We need Saint Sealtiel's powerful intercession before God's throne to overcome the evils. The evils of drug addiction, sex exploitation, and abortion become things of discredited past. Instead, may endless hymns of praise rise from all peoples as they chant in union with the Heavenly Choirs of Angels, in perpetual thanksgiving for God's bountiful blessings. He is known to be the Angel who stopped Abraham from killing his son Isaac as a sacrifice. Also known as Archangel of Adoration. He leads us away from doing wrong, that spawns prostitution, drug abuse, abortion and murder, and guides us in purifying and transforming purity of mind and heart.
6. SAINT JHUDIEL : BEARER OF GOD'S MERCIFUL LOVE
God's mercy comes to us every moment of our lives. Without it, we would die. With it God provides us the graces we need for our souls and the sustenance we need for our bodies. Mercy is God's love helping us fight the temptations of life and obtain forgiveness for our sins. Mercy is grace for bodily and spiritual needs. mercy is grace for bodily and spiritual needs. Mercy is God Himself through the merits of Jesus Christ bringing us back to our Heavenly Home. He help us see God's mercy, love and peace, in order to overcome communism. He show us how to conquer evil with good and to forgive those who have wronged us.
7. SAINT BARACHIEL: GUARDIAN AND PROVIDER OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD
Through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, His passion , death and resurrection, all His disciples are brought to a transforming union with Him. Through His transformation in love, the soul becomes Christlike. As such, every Christlike soul becomes, by Adoption the Child of the Father. Saint Barachiel is the Archangel who was assigned by God to keep watch over His adopted children, taking care that He and the Choirs of Angels assigned to the task guard these transformed souls in all their ways, bearing them up in their hands"lest they dash their feet against the stone on their way to their Heavenly Home". He speaks of God's Fatherly love for us in providing for all the needs of our souls and body. He comes to show mankind that we, too, should strive hard to earn our daily bread and be not a slave of the fatalistic attitude of all events that are predetermined by fate and therefore unaltered by man.