Angels are spiritual creatures who glorify God with-
out ceasing and who serve his saving plans for other
creatures: “The angels work together for the benefit of
us all” (St. Thomas Aquinas,
I, 114, 3,
The angels surround Christ their Lord. They serve him
especially in the accomplishment of his savingmission
The Church venerates the angels who help her on her
earthly pilgrimage and protect every human being.
God willed the diversity of his creatures and their own
particular goodness, their interdependence, and their
order. He destined all material creatures for the good
of the human race. Man, and through him all creation,
is destined for the glory of God.
Respect for laws inscribed in creation and the relations
which derive from the nature of things is a principle
of wisdom and a foundation for morality.