Wednesday, September 29, 2010

devout gratitude to God for having placed these heavenly spirits of great sanctity and dignity at the service of man...

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who roam about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


Francesco Botticini

Blessed Saint Gabriel, Archangel We beseech you to intercede for us at the throne of divine mercy: As you announced the mystery of the Incarnation to Mary, so through your prayers may we receive strength of faith and courage of spirit, and thus find favor with God and redemption through Christ Our Lord. May we sing the praise of God our Savior with the angels and saints in heaven forever and ever. Amen.


Pietro Perugino

Blessed Saint Raphael, Archangel, We beseech you to help us in all our needs and trials of this life, as you, through the power of God, didst restore sight and gave guidance to young Tobit. We humbly seek your aid and intercession, that our souls may be healed, our bodies protected from all ills, and that through divine grace we may become fit to dwell in the eternal Glory of God in heaven. Amen.


Macrod Oggiono

7 comments:

Old Bob said...

Thanks very kindly, Kat, for the pictures and prayers! Well done!!

Marco de Puna said...

Kat,many thanks for the prayers and wonderful paintings. May the heavenly hosts watch over and protect all of us - you and your son most especially.

tubbs said...

Wonderful, Thanks Kat.
Interestingly, it seems that Botticini used a male model for Mike, and females for Gabriel and Ralph. Is that some iconic tradition?

nazareth priest said...

Happy Feast of the Archangels, Kat and all!
May they protect, inspire, guide and lead us to Jesus!

PaxetBonum said...
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PaxetBonum said...

Beautiful angels, thanks for posting Kat.

Marcus said...

tubbs: Perhaps it's to do with St. Michael being Prince of the Heavenly Host?