O Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this night be at my side,
to light, to guard, to rule, and to guide.
“From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. ‘Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.’ Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.”Catechism of the Catholic Church, 336.
Image: Angel of the Guard, 1646, by Antonio de Pereda. From ArtHermitage, public domain. (Just look at that demon leering at that little kid. Good thing his Guardian Angel is right there with him!)
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