Monday, August 21, 2006


From my most recent parish bulletin:

Opus Angelorum Day of Recollection Saturday, September 16

from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn about the work of the Holy Angels and our Christian life today. The day will begin with Holy Mass followed by Continental Breakfast. 9:15 First Conference, 10:30 Holy Hour and private counsel and Confessions. 11:30 Lunch break (Lunch will be provided in Nolan Hall for $4 per person.) You must call and reserve a lunch. Call (a woman's name and phone number) or (a woman's name and phone number) 1:00 p.m. Second Conference, 2:15 Confessions, Counsel. Closing with the Litany of the Holy Angels, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction. Free will offering will be taken up.

Opus Angelorum website

From The Tablet: The reason I have not signed up.

The mystic Bitterlich is still mentioned in the Opus Angelorum website:

The Work of the Holy Angels (OA for short) arose through the instrumentality of Gabriele Bitterlich (b. 1897), who from early childhood had enjoyed a singular intimacy with her own Guardian Angel, who conversed with her visibly, counseled and guided her. This grace remained a very personal and private matter until the latter part of the 1940’s when the intensification of this charism, together with her obedience to her spiritual director led to the initiation of the Work of the Holy Angels at Innsbruck, Austria. From the beginning of this charism, the focus of the angels was always upon the greater glorification of God and the salvation and sanctification of souls, particularly of priests. Only from this perspective could the apocalyptic proliferation of the angelic mission within the Church be properly understood.

A consecration is still promoted. Whether it is the same consecration mentioned in The Tablet article is unknown.

Working with angels is still a part of this organization's practices. How that "working" is defined is not stated in the description of the tapes.

The Vatican has indeed addressed this doctrine, but I could not find the letter online.

There are promoters of Medjugorje at my parish. I suspect one of the persons promoting Medjugorje is also promoting this conference, but don't have a confirmation of that at this time.

This program, it would appear, is also being given at the Loyola of the Lakes Retreat Center in Akron, according to the Opus Angelorum schedule of events.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

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