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9 Quotes about the 9 Orders of Angels

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ANGELS

“Our Guardian Angels are our most faithful friends, because they are with us day and night, always and everywhere. We ought often to invoke them. The Angels take great pleasure in helping us with our enterprises, when they are in accordance with God’s will.”

St. Jean Vianney

ARCHANGELS

“It is from God, through angels, that we have learned the most beautiful of our doctrines and the most holy sections of our laws.” — Josephus

VIRTUES

“The vision of the angels

works softly and peaceably,

awakening joy and exultation.”

— Saint Athanasius

POWERS

“It is characteristic

of God and His angels

that in their activity

they give true joy

and spiritual exultation,

while removing the sadness

and affliction

that the enemy excites.”

— Saint Ignatius of Loyola

DOMINIONS

“The first thing about the angels that we ought to imitate is their consciousness of the Presence of God.”

— St. Jean Vianney

SERAPHIM

“Seraphim* were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered.

One cried out to the other:

‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!

All the earth is filled with his glory!’”

— Isaiah 6:2-3

CHERUBIM

“…the Lord Jesus himself,

leads them on

to the very fullness of truth

and eagerly unfolds before their gaze

the treasures of wisdom and knowledge

hoarded in the depths of His being.”

~ St. Bernard of Clairvoux on the Cherubim

THRONES

“…through the ministry

of the angels

we have received

the opportunity

to ascend to the things on high.”

— Saint Hilary

PRINCIPALITIES

“They place those

who are first in the last place

and the last first;

they pull down the mighty from their thrones

and exalt the lowly.

This is the source of their incentive to love.”

— St. Bernard of Clairvoux on the Principalities

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