The Holy Angels – Our Companions for all Eternity!

Summary of the Module


Perfectly intelligent, incapable of suffering, immortal, able to act without effort, to know without studying, and to communicate by telepathy… These are the dreams of all humans of all ages. In our own days, the crazy quest of technology seeks to realize these impossible fantasies. But, such beings really do exist! And we have a lot to learn from them and a lot to gain from this knowledge! These are the Holy Angels.

In this first module of the three-part-course on the Holy Angels, we will enter into the fascinating and thrilling world of the Holy Angels. Do angels exist? Can we know that for sure? When did they come into being? Do they have bodies of some kind? Do they nourish themselves? How do they multiply? Can they know God, know each other, know us? Are they capable of love?

Synthesizing revealed doctrine from Scripture, tradition and magisterial teachings with theological and philosophical speculation, in this course, we’ll try to answer all these questions about these members of our universe, who will share heaven with us for all eternity, if we make it there. And they’re here to help us do just that.

Join us on this course as we undertake a unique journey into little explored zones of the universe: the spiritual world of the angels.


Fr. Timothy Joseph Ring, EP Fr. Timothy Joseph Ring, EP

Fr. Timothy Joseph Ring is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. From a deeply religious and Catholic family, he began his vocational journey at the relatively young age of 16, when he consecrated himself to Jesus through Mary, following the method of St. Louis de Montfort. After 20 years as a consecrated layman in the Heralds of the Gospel, he was ordained as a priest in 2006. He has served the community in missions in different parts of the globe: in North and South America, as well as in Europe. His native language is English, but he also speaks Italian, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Course Lessons


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CRUZ, JOAN CARROLL. Angels and Devils. TAN Books, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1999.

DENZINGER, HENRY. Denzinger – The Sources of Catholic Dogma. Translated by Roy J. Deferrari from the Thirtieth Edition of Henry Denzinger’s Enchiridion Symbolorum. Loreto Publications, Fitzwilliam, NH.

EUTENER, THOMAS J. Exorcism and the Church Militant. Human Life International, 2010.

FARRELL, O.P., WALTER. A Companion to the Summa of St. Thomas Aquinas, Vol. 1: The Architect of the Universe. Loreto Publications, Fitzwilliam New Hampshire, 2022.

GARRIGOU-LAGRANGE, O.P., REGINALD. Reality – A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought. Translated by Rev. Patrick Cummins, O.S.B., B. Herder Book Co., St. Louis, MO – London, W. C., 1950.

GILSON, ETIENNE. Thomism, the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Translated by Laurence K. Shook and Armand Maurer. Pontifical Institue of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, 2002.

GILSON, ETIENNE. The Philosophy of St. Bonaventure. Translated by Dom Illtyd Trethowan, Monk of Downside Abbey and Frank J. Sheed. St. Anthony Guild Press, Paterson, N. J., 1965.

HUBER, GEORGES. Mi Ángel marchará delante de ti. Ediciones Palabra, S. A., Madrid.

KECK, DAVID. Angels & Angelology in the Middle Ages. Oxford University Press, New York – Oxford, 1998.

KREEFT, PETER. Angels and Demons – What do we really know about them? Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1995.

KREEFT, PETER. The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Course Guide. Recorded Books, LLC. 2009.

LÉPICIER, O.S.M., ALEXIUS M.,         The Unseen World – An Expostition of Catholic Theology in its Relation to Modern Spiritism. Benziger Brothers, New York, Cincinnati, Chicago, 1906.

MORAZZANI ARRÁIZ, EP, PEDRO RAFAEL (Org.). A criação e os Anjos. São Paulo: Lumen Sapientiæ, 2015.

OTT, LUDWIG. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. (Edited in English by James Canon Bastible, D.D. Translated from German by Patrick Lynch, Ph.D.) TAN Books, Charlotte, North Carolina. 1974.

ROYO MARÍN, O.P., ANTONIO. Dios y su Obra. BAC, Madrid, 1963.

WILHELM, JOSEPH, & SCANNELL, THOMAS B., A Manual of Catholic Theology based on Scheeben’s Dogmatik. Vols. I & II, Benziger Brothers, London, 1909

WILLIS, S.J., JOHN R. (Ed) The Teachings of the Church Fathers, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2002.