Happy Feast Day, dear Guardian Angels. They are our best friends!


Today is a very special Feastday. Where would we all be without our Guardian Angels? Most of us at least say a short simple prayer to our angel each morning and/or night. But we can never underestimate their presence or their love for us. I. too was taught this little simple prayer and was faithful to it, but it wasn’t until I was older, and met Fr Alessio Parente, who wrote the book about  Padre Pio‘s own guardian angel, that I started to really take notice. I managed to get a signed copy of his book years ago when I visited San Giovanni Rotundo. This book is a treasure – it is worth getting hold of and a great source to retell the stories to Children. See the video below: (Fr Parente was a personal carer for Padre Pio for many years – his stories are first hand)

Devotions to the Holy Angels

“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?”–Heb.i. 14

The Angels,” says St. Augustine, “love us as their fellow-citizens, and hope to see us fill up what has been lost to their own number by the fall of the rebel angels.

For this reason they are always present with us, and watch over us with the greatest care.

At all times, and in every place, they are ready to help us, and to provide for our wants.

They walk with us in all our ways; going out and coming in, they follow us still, anxiously considering whether we live piously and purely in the midst of a wicked world.

They assist those who labor;

they guard those who rest;

they encourage those who light;

they crown those who conquer;

they rejoice with the joyful, and sympathize with the suffering.

When we do well, the angels are glad, but the devils are sad.

When we sin, the devils rejoice, but the angels are cheated of their joy.” (Solil.ap. 27.)

We ought, therefore, to honor these blessed spirits with very great reverence and affection, and to pray to them, especially our guardian angels, to whom God has given charge over us, to keep us in all our ways (Ps. xc), and we may be sure that this devotion will be most pleasing to them, and most useful to ourselves.


Previous posts

During the last few years (since 2015) my daughter (Remnant Child of Mary) and I, have shared some stories about our Guardian angels – some personal and from family members and others from Prayer group members. There are also other posts you may wish to read. See some of them here.

They can all be found on our site:

Personal story


Angels and the Eucharist:


My angel speaks


A letterbox and a phone:


and also:

Angels in the Bible:


All we need to know:



A Special Prayer to our guardian angels in these times:

Litany of those Saints
(Who have been specially favored by the Angels)

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One only God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, who hast been saluted by the Archangel Gabriel, pray for us *

St. Joseph, who received the divine commands by Angels,*
St. Peter, delivered from captivity by an Angel,*
St. John, taught sublime secrets by an Angel,*
St. Gregory and St. Philip Neri, whose charity to the poor caused the Angels to appear among them, when you administered relief to their wants,*
SS. Nicholas and Martin, whom the Angels gratified at death with heavenly music,*
St. Pachomius, who received by an Angel a rule for the religious whom you governed,*
St. Francis, who received the stigmas of the Passion by a Seraph,*
St. Wenceslaus, whom the Angels visibly protected in battle,*
SS. Raymond and Stanislaus, who are said to have received the Holy Eucharist by the ministry of Angels,*
St. Thomas of Aquin, who received the gift of chastity through the agency of an Angel,*
St. Isidore, whom the Angels assisted at work to furnish you with more time for prayer,*
St. Camillus, protected by Angels in your journeys,*
St. Mary Magdalene, who learned the Resurrection of Jesus from Angels,*
St. Catherine of Sienna, espoused by Jesus Christ in the presence of the Angels,*
SS. Agnes and Cecily, protected by Angels,*
St. Francis, who often conversed with and received from your good Angel innumerable favours,*
St. Catherine of Sweden, whose soul at death was received by Angels,*
St. Teresa, the transformation of whose heart with Divine love was accomplished by an Angel,*
St. Rose of Lima, who, in recompense of your purity, enjoyed the familiarity of your Angel,*
O all ye Holy Saints who have been most devoted to and favored by the Angels,*

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Pardon us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Hear us O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Lord hear my prayer,
And let my supplication come to Thee.

O God! Who with wonderful order hast regulated the functions of angels and of men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend us here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Tribute to our Angels: 2 Oct. – Feast of Guardian Angels


Happy Feast Day my dear Guardian Angel


Today is the feastday of our Guardian angels.

At Mass this morning we sang the hymn (see video above). I love this version of the hymn. It brings tears to my eyes- especially the last 2 verses (I don’t know why- just that I do love and appreciate my angel).


Jesus attests that humans are protected by Angels since Childhood.

Matthew 18:10  “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”

John 1:51/Genesis 28:12: “Angels ascend & descend between Heaven & Earth.”

God sent Angels to protect the People of God

Exodus 23:20-22: Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Bewared of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him [“My authority resides in him” – NAB]. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. [Exodus 33:2]

Psalm 34:7:  The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivered them.”

God commanded His Angels to protect those who are under His protection

Psalm 91:11-12  “For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a ston”


St Paul mentions some of the Choirs of Angels (Colossians 1: 16)

“For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him”.

He also tells us (in Ephesians 1:21), that Christ is raised up “above all principality, and power, and virtue, and dominion”

Angels in charge of nations

(Deuteronomy 32:8) “When the Most High divided the nations, when He scattered the children of Adam, He established the bounds of the nations according to the number of the angels of God”.

Angel of Macedonia appears to St. Paul (Acts 16:9)

“And a vision was showed to Paul in the night, which was a man of Macedonia standing and beseeching him and saying: Pass over into Macedonia and help us”.

The Cherubim

Ezekiel’s vision of the Cherubim

In Ezechiel’s vision, the cherubim  are described at great length (Sirach 49:10) “It was Ezechiel that saw the glorious vision, which was shown him upon the chariot of cherubims”

(Ezekiel 1:5-13) “And in the midst thereof the likeness of four living creatures: and this was their appearance: there was the likeness of a man in them. 6Every one had four faces, and every one four wings. 7Their feet were straight feet, and the sole of their foot was like the sole of a calf’s foot, and they sparkled like the appearance of glowing brass. 8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they had faces, and wings on the four sides, 9 and the wings of one were joined to the wings of another. They turned not when they went: but every one went straight forward. 10 And as for the likeness of their faces: there was the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side of all the four: and the face of an ox, on the left side of all the four: and the face of an eagle over all the four. 11 And their faces, and their wings were stretched upward: two wings of every one were joined, and two covered their bodies: …13 And as for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like that of burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps”

Cherubim guard the Ark of the Covenant

(1 Samuel4: 4-5“So the people sent to Silo, and they brought from thence the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, sitting upon the cherubims: and the two sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were with the ark of the covenant of God”.


The archangel Raphael (Tobit 12:12) accompanies Tobias’ son on a long and dangerous journey to collect some money from a relative, and to find a wife. The father‘s eyes are also healed by Raphael: “The angel says: “I offered thy prayer to the Lord”

Water is stirred by an angel at the Pool at Bethsaida (John 5:2-4)

2 Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, of withered: waiting for the moving of the water. 4 And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under.


St Michael is mentioned in the Letter of St Jude: 9

“When Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses, he dared not bring against him the judgment of railing speech, but said: The Lord command you.”

Archangels are mentioned by St Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:15

“For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment and with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ shall rise first.”

The angel Gabriel instructs Daniel (Daniel 8:16), though he is not called an angel in either of these passages, but “the man Gabriel” (9:21).

“And it came to pass when I, Daniel, saw the vision, and sought the meaning, that behold there stood before me as it were the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard the voice of a man between Ulai: and he called, and said: Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.”

Message to Zachary (Luke 1: 11- 13)

“And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And Zachary seeing him, was troubled: and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for your prayer is heard: and your wife Elizabeth shall bear you a son. And you shall call his name John”

The Annunciation (Luke 1: 26-38)

“ And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women. 29 Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for you have found grace with God. 31 Behold you shall conceive in your womb and shall bring forth a son: and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. 33 And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?  And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. 36 And behold your cousin Elizabeth, she also has conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren. 37 Because no word shall be impossible with God.a nd Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word. And the angel departed from him.”

The message to the shepherds (Luke 2:9-12)

 “And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all the people: 11 For, this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.”

An angel sent to comfort Jesus in His agony:  (Luke 22:43).

And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer.”

Quotes from St Padre Pio:

St Padre Pio

“How close to us stands one of the celestial spirits, who from the cradle to the grave never leaves us for an instant. He guides us, he protects us like a friend, like a brother. This should be a source of constant consolation for us, especially during the saddest times of our lives.”

“How many times, alas, have I made this good angel weep! How many times have I lived without the least fear of offending the purity of his regard! Oh, he is so finely mannered, so discreet. My God, how many times did I respond to the ample, more than maternal care of this good angel without any sign of respect, affection or acknowledgment!”


“Your tears were collected by angels and were placed in a gold chalice, and you will find them when you present yourself before God,”

 ‘Your guardian angel is there and he’s protecting you! Pray heartily to him, pray heartily to him!’

“Invoke your guardian angel that he will illuminate you and will guide you,” Padre Pio advised. “God has given him to you for this reason. Therefore use him!”

See our personal stories about our guardian angels posted on a previous feastday. Follow the links below.

A  tribute to our Guardian angels Parts 1 to 5: