Some new tabs, and angel names

I did some housekeeping yesterday and just wanted to point out to you all:

And happy feast of St. Michael, St. Raphael, and St. Gabriel! I’d hoped to do an angel-names post today but it looks like my day will likely be too busy … if you wanted to leave your ideas for names for the angels in the comments, please feel free!

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12 thoughts on “Some new tabs, and angel names

  1. I have thought about this a lot! Our first 2 boys are Michael (nik:Mikey) and Gabriel (nik:Gabe). We wanted to continue but just could not find a variation of Raphael we loved and ended up going with Elijah (nik: Eli). We did consider Seraphina (nik: Sadie) but when 3rd was a boy we kind of abandoned the angel names and chose something else when our 4th was a girl.

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  2. And what a wonderful Feast Day!
    I love to read a periodical each day called the Magnificat. I quote from the material for today’s Feast…”You walk on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers and flashing fire your servants. (Psalm 104:3-4) The great archangels – Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – lead the choirs of those awesome servants of God whom we picture as ‘wings of the wind’ and ‘flashes of fire,’ and whom we give the name ‘angel,’ meaning ‘ messenger’…The word ‘angel’ comes from angelus, Latin for ‘messenger.'” In a particular mention of Gabriel, meaning “strength of God”, Magnificat identifies that “in Gabriel, God’s strength is manifested as tenderness,” as is presented in Gabriel’s message of hope to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, as well as being “the comforter of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsamane.”
    For the meditation of the day, an ancient Irish poem/prayer is presented, which mentions Uriel, Sariel, Rumiel, Panchel, as well as Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael so there is one special angel for each day of the week! The poem/prayer concludes with petitioning Our Blessed Mother Mary, and the Trinity…I’d say that was a good sweep for covering all bases! 🙂
    Lotsa names here!

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    • I love those: “wings of the wind” and “flashes of fire,” beautiful! And besides Uriel, I’d never heard those other names before, very cool! That Irish prayer that mentions them was in Magnificat? Also, I’ve always loved the meaning of Gabriel, and the Gabe I know loved that yesterday was his feast day. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing that Irish Nannie. I particularly love the part about “in Gabriel, God’s strength is manifested as tenderness.” Gabriel is a strong contender if we have another boy. It would continue our New Testament theme for boys’ names and avoid repeating an initial.

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