"The OA is an ecclesial movement of the faithful in the midst of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
The nature of the Work of the Holy Angels consists in an intimate collaboration with the holy Angels united with God and redeemed mankind striving for God with the purpose and goal of
- An increasing knowledge of God and love for God,
- a powerful glorification of God and
- a joint action for the building up and consolidation of the kingdom of God on earth.
The OA views itself as a militant community together with the holy Angels under the protective mantle of Mary, the Queen of the Universe and the Mother of men
- for the strengthening of the Holy Church,
- for the support of the priestly state and consecrated souls,
- for the ingathering of the whole creation.
The OA is based on the unreserved readiness to serve GOD with the help of the holy Angels. In its spiritual structure it is divided into:
- a knowledge what the angel is, what he does and what he wants/ but also, what the devil is, what he does and what he wants
- a conscious and free bond of man to the holy Angels so as to work in union with them for the coming of the kingdom of GOD;
- guidance to loving surrender to GOD, to expiation especially for priests.
Just as the four points of a compass direct us towards our goal when traveling, in the same way in the spiritual life the four fundamental directions lead us towards heaven in the company of the holy angels.
The principle governing attributes of God are holiness, wisdom, justice and omnipotence (cf. Dionysius, Commentary on the participate in these divine attributes and to be transformed into the likeness of God. By living the four fundamental directions of adoration, contemplation, expiation and mission, we follow this call. Learn More
The Redemption accomplished through Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection lies at the center of our Catholic faith. This mystery is commemorated every Thursday and Friday in the Work of the Holy Angels in the celebration of the Passio Domini ("Passion of Our Lord"), where we watch and compassionate our Lord in His redeeming suffering.
An angel was sent to Jesus in His agony to strengthen Him as He bore the weight of the world's sins, while the three Apostles slept. Jesus asked them sadly, "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" Learn More
From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by [the angels'] watchful care and intercession" (CCC 336). St. Thomas Aquinas teaches, that the angels, especially our Guardian Angels, take part in all our good works" (Summa Theologica, I, 114, 3 ad 3; cf. CCC 350). "God has given to each one of us a personal Guardian Angel, primarily, for our own sanctification." In order to receive their help more efficaciously we should develop an intimate relationship with our Guardian Angel committing our lives to him through a special devotion. Learn More