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In many holy pictures, as well as in story books, the angels are to be seen surrounding the Blessed Sacrament which is another name for the Eucharist. In fact, The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that in her Liturgy, the church joins with the angels to adore God and she calls on their assistance throughout the Mass (CCC, no. 335). So, we can safely say that, although invisible to us, the angels are always present where Jesus is and are in constant adoration of His Divine Person, as well as watchful of His people. “The angels surround the priest,” writes St. John Chrysostom. “The whole sanctuary and the space before the altar is filled with the heavenly Powers come to honour Him who is present upon the altar.” “Behold the royal table. The angels serve at it. The Lord Himself is present.”


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