A Tale of Two Catholics, by George NeumayrOctober 3, 2020
Saint of the Day for October 3: St. Theodora GuérinOctober 3, 2020
By Joseph I. Elizondo, Catholic Exchange, October 2, 2020
“For he will give his angels charge of you,
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
From an early age, my devout parents taught me that I had an angel at my side to protect and guide me. This comforted them, especially my anxious mom whose imagination envisioned a lot of trouble I could get up to. To be fair to her and my guardian angel, their concerns were mostly correct.
By adulthood, I had unknowingly neglected my guardian angel to the point of regarding him as something like folklore. I wouldn’t say I disbelieved in guardian angels. I just never cared to think about the subject.
It was during this long year that I learned how Padre Pio would send his guardian angel to comfort people. Like many people of my generation, I often endure the pain of loneliness. So, as a lonely person, I began to find comfort in the teaching that guardian angels can be a source of comfort and friendship to such a degree that these personal protectors can comfort our loved ones in a time of need. …