September 29 is the glorious feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Rafael. Then October 2 we herald our guardian angels. Who are the angels, and how might our life change if we were to celebrate, and call upon, our angels all 365 days of each year?
If we ask our Mother of Grace for help, she will lead us to let go of our attachments, especially attachment to our own way of thinking and perceiving the world. Slowly, like the saints, we too will become excited awaiting Paradise.
February is a month of transitions: late winter preparing for early spring; Lent preparing for Jesus’ passion and death. It begins, however, with a celebration of the return of God to the temple: The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
When I attended mass back in the 1990’s, the song O Come O Come Emmanuel was sung at every mass during Advent. I thought maybe it was our pastor’s favorite Christmas song! LOL! I didn’t know then about the O Antiphons…
The communion of saints isn’t a sentimental myth. It is our lived reality, our extended family. We are never alone nor unsupported. We live in a supernatural solidarity.