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Archive for October 3rd, 2011

I think I neglected to mention that October also has the feast of the Guardian Angels, which was yesterday. The Pope spoke of them:

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Guardian angels exist to protect every human life from its beginning to end, Pope Benedict XVI said. “The Lord is always near and active in human history, and he also accompanies us with the unique presence of his angels, which the church today venerates” on feast of the Guardian Angels Oct. 2, he said before reciting the Angelus. Guardian angels are “ministers of divine care for every person,” he said. “From the beginning to the time of death, human life is surrounded by their unceasing protection,” the pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. He asked everyone to pray for the protection of all those who do the Lord’s work, especially for those who face religious intolerance. The Gospel reading of the day’s liturgy, he said, recalled Jesus’ parable of the vineyard where the servants would harm or kill the vineyard workers, even the vineyard owner’s own son. The reading “spurs us to pray for all who work in the Lord’s vineyard, especially where they face violence and threats because of their faith,” he said.

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Via Byzantine TX:

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