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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Feast of Guardian Angels ( October 2 )

The Feast of the Guardian Angels provides us with the opportunity to appreciate the infinite goodness of God. In His Love and Divine Wisdom, the Lord has provided each and everyone of us with a special angel to attend to our physical and spiritual need to secure our salvation through faith in Jesus and the Sacrament of Baptism.
Let us thank the Lord for this spiritual gift. Let us thank our individual angel for their protection and leadership, asking them to always remind us of their presence so we may walk in harmony with them towards the Heavenly Kingdom of God.
We must remember that God commits to His Angels the guardianship of men, who are called to contemplate Him together with these blessed spirits in their common fatherland.
Catholic theology teaches that this protection is extended to every member of the human race, without any distinction of just and sinners, infidels and Baptized.
To ward off dangers; to uphold man in his struggle against the demons; to awaken in him holy thoughts; to prevent him from sinning, and even, at times, to chastise him; to pray for him, and present his prayers to God: such is the office of the Guardian Angel.
We are never alone. We have a Heavenly friend who is always with us and who wants us to rely upon his help? What in this world--or the next world--are we waiting for! Let us renew with fervor and attentiveness our devotion to and reliance upon our Guardian Angels, giving thanks to God for His goodness in sending us these angelic beings to help us to return to Him through His Catholic Church.

O God, Who, with unspeakable providence, hast vouchsafed to appoint Thy holy Angels to be our Guardians grant to Thy humble suppliants to be always defended by their protection, and to enjoy their everlasting society through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth, world without end. Amen.

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls.Amen

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