Today, October 2nd, we celebrate the feast of the Guardian Angels.
A Guardian Angel is a heavenly spirit assigned by God to watch over each individual during life. The doctrine of angels is part of the Church’s constant Tradition, based on Sacred Scripture and the teaching of the Fathers of the Church. “Angel” means messenger in Greek. Angels are mentioned often in scripture, where they are not only messengers but defenders, companions, guides and guardians.
The role of the Guardian (or “protecting”) Angel is both to guide the person to good thoughts, works and words, and to preserve him from evil. Since the 17th century, a feast honoring the Guardian Angels has been celebrated in October throughout the universal Church.
At one time all the angels used to be remembered on the feast of Michaelmas (September 29). But people wanted a day to honor their own special protectors. And so today we have the “feast of the angels” – October 2.
Prayers to Your Guardian Angel:-
Angel of God,
Who is my guardian
To you I am entrusted
By divine compassion.
Enlighten, guard, direct
And guide me.
Angel sent by God to guide me;
be my light and walk beside me;
be my guardian and protect me;
on the paths of life direct me.