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Spiritual Warfare Forum: Contacting Angels?

by Catherine Frakas 24 Jan 2001

Contacting Angels? QUESTION from Kevin on June 16, 2002 First off, and once again, thank you for this wonderful site. I visit it just about every other day, and each time Im more and more impressed with the wealth of information contained herein. you should be proud of the work you do here.
Now, for my question: Is there a way to get in contact with God's Angels? I know and believe they are around us every day, and every moment, but how would a person go about literally making contact with them? I dont mean contact in the physical sense, but is there a way to request a sign from them that they are there with you?
Im just really anxious to find out for sure, beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Angels listen when I try and speak to them. Is there any way to achieve this?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on July 8, 2002 Dear Kevin:
It is not proper to ask for a sign of an angel's presence. we KNOW they are present because the Bible, the Saints, and the Church says so. That is enough.
Here is a narrative from the Lives of the Saints:

THE GUARDIAN ANGELS, good spirits assigned to help us while always remaining in the presence of God (Mt 18:10). Angels, according to the Epistle to the Hebrews, are spirits whose work is service, sent to help those who will be the heirs of salvation (1:14). The word angel means messenger. They are God's messengers first of all, but their service is broader and is ideally portrayed in St. Raphael, who accompanied the son of Tobit. Do not worry, my sister, Tobit assured his wife, . . . for a good angel will go with him. His journey will be successful, and he will come back safe and sound (Tob 5:20-21). During the first centuries angels were represented as men. Although the existence of an individual guardian angel for every soul is not a doctrine of faith, it is supported by Scripture (Ps. 91:11; Matt. 18:10) and has been commonly taught in the Church.

Also, I refer you to a true story about a Guardian Angel called: In My Angel's Lap
Also read the saints who talk a LOT about angels and their experiences with angels.
Also, think about your own experiences. Has there ever been a time when you fell asleep at the wheel of your car and was suddenly awakened just in time to avoid an accident? We cannot be sure, but maybe your Guardian Angels tapped you on your shoulder to wake you.
Many people in the Bible has asked for signs. Most of the time the signs that they seek were there all along, they just didn't recognize them.
Even the great St. Elijah looked for the sign of God's voice but found it where he did not expect. Read the words of the Lord:

1 King 19:11 Then the LORD said, Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by. A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD--but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake--but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake there was fire--but the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. 13 When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, Elijah, why are you here?
The sign of angels in your life may not be in the great signs of wind, earthquake, and fire but in the small whisperings of God's love in your life.

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