Pastoral Notes 5th October 2014

GUARDIAN ANGEL
Do you know you have a special angel? No, not just someone you love! The Guardian Angel Prayer pays tribute to a wonderful divine being! God in His great love for us gives each of us our own unique guide, a guardian angel, at birth to keep us going in the right direction on our path towards heaven. Guardian Angels watch over us, pray for us, and help guide our thoughts and inclinations. They can even protect us from physical as well as spiritual harm! The Guardian Angel Prayer sums this up quite nicely! Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
Christ Himself made reference to Guardian Angels when he said once referring to children that “their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 18:10). St Jerome marvelled in reference to this passage “How great is the value of the (human) soul that every single person has from birth received an angel for his protection”.