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O, Angel of God


Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God's love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.

Amen.


Today is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.

Pope John XXIII had a wonderful reflection on the Divine Gift of our Guardian Angels:

According to the teaching of the Roman catechism, we must remember how admirable was the intention of divine Providence in entrusting to the angels the mission of watching over all mankind, and over individual human beings, lest they should fall victims to the grave dangers which they encounter. In this earthly life, when children have to make their way along a path beset with obstacles and snares, their fathers take care to call upon the help of those who can look after them and come to their aid in adversity. In the same way our Father in heaven has charged his angels to come to our assistance during our earthly journey which leads us to our blessed fatherland, so that, protected by the angels' help and care, we may avoid the snares upon our path, subdue our passions and, under this angelic guidance, follow always the straight and sure road which leads to Paradise...

Everyone of us is entrusted to the care of an angel.


In the spirit of living the liturgical calendar, I think I will serve angel hair pasta for dinner this evening and see if I can figure out something to do with angel food cake for dessert. Consider adding the Guardian Angel prayer to your mealtime or bedtime prayers.

Comments

Anonymous said…
love the angels..
Anonymous said…
Catholic mom, I have a question about the rubrics of the mass pertaining to the lector. Presuming the person lectoring is always a Catholic, how old must that person be to lector? Must a child be confirmed before they are technically allowed to lector? Thank you for answering my question. Love your site!!
Kitchen Madonna said…
We have this very same angel hanging over our bedroom door. He's a strong one!

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