About the Feast of the Guardian Angels
Feast Day: October 2
Each of us has a guardian angel who watches over us. This day celebrates our protectors and they pray for us. They know us well and are aware of what tempts us. They see how we use our gifts. Our angels can help us grow closer to God.
These angels are also an example of God’s mercy. Everyone has a guardian angel, even people who don’t believe in God. And even the people we don’t get along with!
Guardian Angel Prayer
This traditional prayer is something we teach young children, but it is a wonderful prayer for Christians of all ages. Praying it connects us with our guardian angel who is always with us, watching over us. Guardian angels can help us focus in meditation, guide us, and guard us from evil.
(See the bottom of this page for a printable PDF copy).
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, to rule and guide.
The Bible readings for this day tell us about angels.
Daily Mass Readings
- First Reading – Exodus 23:20-23: “See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 91: “The Lord has put angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.”
- Gospel – Matthew 18:1-5, 10: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”
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In his comments, Pope Francis tells us that angels are companions, protectors, and compasses. They can help us from going astray in the maze of life.
Br. Mark Mary and Fr. Malachy talk about angels. Are angels real?
We can also call on God’s archangels for protection. Learn more about Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
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