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Philangleli (Friends of the Angels)

 Collection — Container: angel materials
Identifier: US-PV-Mis Off-Philangeli

Scope and Contents

The records of the Philangeli Association include historical notes, administrative correspondence, membership correspondence, a few financial reports, examples of form letters, monthly direct mailing letters sent to the membership, letterhead and envelopes used, promotional materials - pamphlets and prayer cards both CSV and non-CSV. Other resources include various articles and booklets about angels - both CSV and non-CSV publications. "Angelbriefs" was a Viatorian promotional publication. Box 1 of 3: Historical notes; Artifacts - medals, coins, stamps; Correspondence (Administrative) 1955-1965, 1974-1975; Correspondence (Membership)1956-1959; Financial Reports 1964-1966; form letters Box 2 of 3: Monthly letters to the membership, Friends of the Angels, Direct Mailings chronological 1960-1989 also a monthly arrangement January - December (early letters were reused in later years - same monthly topics) Box 3 of 3: Letterhead/envelopes; membership log 1971-1998; promotional membership pamphlets; photographs; postcards of angel images - non-CSV; Christmas prayer booklets c. 1990s; prayer cards - CSV and non-CSV; PR; Viatorian publication - "Angelbriefs"; Resources - articles and booklets about angels - CSV and non-CSV; and the sermon from the inaguration of ST. Viator Guardian Angel Shrine in Las Vegas dated Oct 2, 1963.


  • Created: 1955-1999

Biographical or Historical Information

The Pious Association of the Philangeli (Friends of the Angels) was approved in the Archdiocese of Chicago by Cardinal Stritch on Sept. 21, 1956 and entrusted to the Viatorians. It was affiliated with the Archconfraternity of St. Michael the Archangel. The purpose, in particular, was to spread devotion to the Holy Guardian Angels and in general, to spread devotion to the Holy Angels.

Note written by 1959 Annuaire p. 170; letter to Cardinal Stritch from Fr. W. Anson, CSV dated Dec. 8, 1955


3.00 boxes

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Emmett M. Walsh Personal Papers; "L'Ange Gardien" a Viatorian publication from France

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Joan Sweeney, Viatorian Community Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Viatorian Community Archives Repository

1212 East Euclid Ave
Arlington Heights IL 60004 US
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