Saturday, March 03, 2007

More on Angels

Isn't it awesome to think that God, in His love, gave each of us a guardian angel to watch over us and be at our side! How often do we think of our guardian angel? How often does it occur to us to ask our angel for his help? How often does it occur to us to thank him?

Jesus Himself mentioned our guardian angels when He said, "See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 18:10).

St. Gemma Galgani conversed familiarly with her angel...and was granted a miracle, as he appeared to her throughout her life.

According to an article in the Catholic encyclopedia of 1910 , our angels are not only with us throughout life, but "they are not separated from us after death, but remain with us in heaven, not, however, to help us attain salvation, but 'ad aliquam illustrationem'."

What a wonderful friend we have, always by our side!


Anonymous said...

what does 'ad aliquam illustrationem' mean at the end there?

Margaret Mary Myers said...

Can you believe I quoted that without knowing? I can't. But I did.

I will see if I can find out.