Friendship and devotion to the guardian angels


"Have confidence in your Guardian Angel. -Treat him as a dear friend - he is one - and he will know how to render you a thousand services in the ordinary affairs of each day".

For the Guardian Angel to lend us his help, it is necessary to let him know, in some way, our intentions and our desires. In spite of the great perfection of their nature, the angels do not have the power of God nor His infinite wisdom, so that they cannot read the interior of our consciences. It is enough that we speak to them mentally for them to understand us, and even to be able to deduce from our interior more than we ourselves are capable of expressing. That is why it is so important to have a friendly relationship with the Guardian Angel.

In addition to our friendship, we owe the Guardian Angel veneration, as one who is always in the presence of God, contemplating Him face to face, and, at the same time, close to us.

Devotion to our Guardian Angel will be an effective help in our relationships with God at work, in our dealings with the people around us, in the small and big conflicts that may arise throughout our days. In this time of Lent we can keep especially in mind, and we should be moved by, the scene in the Garden of Gethsemane, in which the Most Holy Humanity of the Lord is comforted by an Angel from Heaven.

"It is necessary to know how to treat the Angels. Go to them now, tell your Guardian Angel that these supernatural waters of Lent have not flowed over your soul, but have penetrated to the depths, because your heart is contrite. Ask them to bring to the Lord that good will, which grace has made germinate from our misery, like a lily born on the dunghill. Sancti Angeli, Custodes nostri: defendite nos in proelio, ut non pereamus in tremendo iudicio. Holy Guardian Angels: defend us in battle, so that we do not perish in the tremendous judgment". We ask Our Lady, Regina Angelorum, to teach us how to treat the Angels, particularly during this Lent.