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by Vivian Imbruglia February 22, 2022 2 min read

Most recently I was asked to write an icon of St. Faustina and to let the Holy Spirit just guide me. So I opened up her diary and read this about her Guardian angel. 

St Faustina wrote about her experiences when the angels defended her during the Devil’s attacks: "I fell asleep as soon as I lay down, but at about eleven o’clock Satan shook my bed. I awoke instantly and I started to pray peacefully to my guardian angel. I kept praying the rosary all the while and toward dawn these beings vanished and I was able to get some sleep. When I entered the chapel in the morning I heard a voice in my soul. ‘You are united to Me, fear nothing. But know, my child, that Satan hates you, he hates every soul, but he burns with a particular hatred for you because you have snatched so many souls from his dominion’" (Diary, 412).

Saint Faustina and her Guardian Angel

"Seeing their great hatred for me, I immediately asked my guardian angel for help, and at once the bright and radiant figure of my guardian angel appeared and said to me: ‘Do not fear, spouse of my Lord, without His permission these spirits will do you no harm.’ Immediately the evil spirits vanished and the faithful guardian angel accompanied me, in a visible manner, right to the very house. His look was modest and peaceful and a flame of fire sparkled from his forehead" (Diary, 419).

 

And then I read about the Holy Seraphim Angel - 

As a religious sister she would go daily to church for the Mass and Holy Communion. But during her stay in the hospital in Cracow in 1936, she became weak and wasn’t able to go to the chapel. And what happened? The angel brought her Holy Communion:

Saint Faustina and the Seraphim Angel

In the evening, the sisters who were to look after me came and said ‘Tomorrow you will not receive the Lord, because you are very tired.’ Faustina wrote: "This hurt me very much but I said with great calmness, ‘Very well’, and resigning myself totally to the will of the Lord. In the morning I made my meditation and prepared for Holy Communion even though I was not to receive the Lord Jesus. When my love and desire had reached a high degree, I saw at my bedside a Seraph who gave me Holy Communion, saying these words ‘Behold the Lord of Angels.’ This was repeated for thirteen days. The Seraph was surrounded by a great light, the divinity and love of God being reflected in him. He wore a golden robe and over it, a transparent surplice and a transparent stole. The chalice was crystal, covered with a transparent veil. As soon as he gave me the Lord, he disappeared" (Diary, 1676).

It was at that moment that I knew how the icon would appear. AMDG!!! 

 


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