Seraphim Angels & The Fire of Perfect Charity

The Princess of God may be Seraphic, that is, she may be destined to be joined to the highest choir of God’s angels, the Seraphim.

There are 9 choirs of angels from the angels, archangels, principalities, powers, virtues, dominions (or dominations!), thrones, cherubim, and finally seraphim.

The Seraphim angels are the ones closest to God or the “burning ones”. They burn with the fire of perfect charity or love.

When I had gone to the chapel for a moment, the Lord gave me to know that, among
His chosen ones, there are some who are especially chosen, and whom He calls to a
higher form of holiness, to exceptional union with Him. These are seraphic souls, from
whom God demands greater love than He does from others. Although all live in the
same convent, yet He sometimes demands of a particular soul a greater degree of love.
Such a soul understands this call, because God makes this known to it interiorly, but the
soul may either follow this call or not. It depends on the soul itself whether it is faithful
to these touches of the Holy Spirit, or whether it resists them. I have learned that there
is a place in purgatory where souls will pay their debt to God for such transgressions;
this kind of torment is the most difficult of all. The soul which is especially marked by
God (134) will be distinguished everywhere, whether in heaven or in purgatory or in hell.
In heaven, it will be distinguished from other souls by greater glory and radiance and
deeper knowledge of God. In purgatory, by greater pain, because it knows God more
profoundly and desires Him more vehemently. In hell, it will suffer more profoundly than
other souls, because it knows more fully whom it has lost. This indelible mark of God‟s
exclusive love, in the [soul], will not be obliterated. – The Diary of St. Faustina

Examples of Seraphic Saints include St. Faustina, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Catherine of Siena.

If a Princess of God feels such a call and wishes to be joined to the Seraphim angels in praising God with burning love, she may start off with the 15 St. Bridget prayers, which promise to the soul who completes them that “He is assured of being joined to the supreme Choir of Angels”. These are a set of prayers that honor the wounds of Jesus throughout the course of a year, and help us to keep in mind the sufferings he underwent during His Passion. This is what incites the soul to such great love – Jesus was and is love itself and the greatest proof of His love for us was His Passion and death on the cross for us. A Princess of God is purified, sanctified, and made seraphic by meditation on so great a love. The prayers can be found here.

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