Mysteriously hovering (actually attached to the front wall) at a derelict and abandoned garage in the Village of Chama, about 50 miles from here, is a nicely carved wooden angel.

Very visible from the main road that passes through Chama, the angel is close to three feet tall and is a study in contrasts in its simple beauty and now anything but beautiful setting. Before the garage and house next to it fell into ruin, the angel and it’s setting were presumably in harmony.

As Catholics we believe in the heavenly beings called angels, described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church thus:

“With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God. Because they always behold the face of the Father who is in heaven, they are the mighty ones who do God’s word, hearkening to the voice of God’s word” (#329).

Our Church benefits at all times from the invisible but powerful presence and help of the angels.

We should pray to the angels for God’s help in our lives!

Blessed Sunday and week ahead.

Abbot Christian and the monks