Fr. James Brent OP: Intro on Angelic Warfare Confraternity (AUDIO)
May 6, 2012
Fr. James Brent OP, who teaches at the Catholic University of America, gave an introduction to the ancient Confraternity of the Angelic Warfare of St. Thomas Aquinas recently at a parish. It is an excellent summary of what has become an extremely powerful spiritual weapon to live chastity in your life regardless of your vocation.
What is the Angelic Warfare Confraternity?
Official Daily Prayers for those Enrolled
15 Petitions to accompany the 15 Hail Mary’s
Testimonials of the Angelic Warfare Confraternity
Surrender to the Spirit, Growth in Chastity (Fr. James Brent OP)
Sense of Despair for Those Considering a Vocation?
Many young men today look at the current state of their lives in regard to chastity and quickly become discouraged in regard to responding to the grace of a vocation of poverty, chastity and obedience as a priest or religious. It would be important not to give up! Fr. James says in the audio clip above,
“Is there anything that can be done? There is! As Catholics we, by the grace of God, have handed on to us in our Tradition, an extremely powerful supernatural weapon that is at our disposal for fighting sexual temptation, for overcoming it, for growing in the virtue of self-control, self restraint, temperance, and a good, pure, healthy, holy mind, that becomes a kind of second nature: chastity. We have been given a weapon and it is the Angelic Warfare Confraternity.”
a poem from member of the Confraternity:
Most Angelic angel-
Girded Doctor caught fast
In high heavenly
Ecstasy so pronounced.
You boldly chased with
Burnished brand the scantily-
Clad broad of brothers’
Mischief. A single
Singed cross—signed upon
Your lonely cell door.
St. Thomas to be
Here you will find the daily Angelic Warfare prayers with intentions. These prayers are in audio form here in case you wanted to download them for your MP3 player.