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Offline cassini

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Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
« on: December 09, 2012, 02:57:44 PM »
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  • A 'faith healer,' 'medium,' call them whatever you like, was interviewed on TV the other night. She said everyone has a guardian angel, which is a true tenet of Catholic faith. Then she said she communicated with her guardian angel. She then gave a demonstration of faith diagnosis and prognosis, one that did not impress me. But the interview got me thinking about our guardian angels. What do they do? Obviously they do not always keep their care true to God. How does the guardian angel of sinners, heretics and atheists feel? Are they allowed give up their care as a lost cause?
    Seriously though, is there anything in the history of the Bible or the Church that records a personal meeting between a saint or sinner and their guardian angel? One would have thought there should be much communication given the one on one relationship oredered by God.

    Anyone any such story, or is my lad just shy?

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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 03:06:32 PM »
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  • or lassie..... even....


    Offline Alex117

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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 03:20:33 PM »
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  • There are many stories related to St. Pio of Pietrelcina and his guardian angel. It is said that the two would pray together, and that his angel was visible to him and was his friend from his youth.

    In addition to this, Pio would tell his parishioners, friends, or anyone who wanted his prayers or blessings to send him their guardian angel. You can find a lot of stories related to Pio, his angel, and miracles performed by him in the book Send Me Your Guardian Angel, which was written by Fr. Alessio Parente, who was St. Pio's personal assistant. It's a really nice and short book that I like to read from time to time.

    You can find it here if you're interested.


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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 03:24:59 PM »
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  • St. Joseph was awakened by an angel to take Our Lady and the Christ child to safety.  When Christ was in the Garden shedding his blood an angel came to comfort him.  There are many records of angels.  Our Lady had Gabriel come to her and asked her if she would be the Mother of Jesus.

    As for Guardian angel:  I crossed the street with my bicycle and I should have waited.  I got across ok but I saw my angel for just a brief second and the angel was huge.  Was it my guardian angel, I don't know but it was an angel.  Sometimes angels can be of help to you, and not see them.

    AS for mediums and such, stay far from them.  They are in confusion.  They see powers and want powers and that is not what God has in mind.  They are of the superstition arena and that is sinful.  

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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 04:31:54 PM »
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  • Why did you wait until Jack-in-the-Box left before you asked this question?

     :laugh1:


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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 04:41:42 PM »
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  • No, but . . . I had just climbed/hiked a mountain here in Colorado and on my descent I was sliding down rugged terrain. As I slid down a face of a boulder about half the size of a compact car, it dislodged and rolled towards me a few, seemingly endless seconds. Then, without explanation, said boulder split in half and with each rolling to the side of me and then off the cliffs 1000's of feet below. I can only explain this as the work of my guardian angel, whom I did not see physically, but was the beneficiary of his work.  

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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 05:26:30 PM »
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  • No, but I pray to him often.  I have often made him work overtime.  I expect he will be happy to be done with me when I finally die.  "No more looking after that idiot," I expect he'll say.   :smile:
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    « Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 05:49:38 PM »
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  • Does anyone have a name for their guardian angel? I asked mine what his name was one day, and the first thing that popped into my mind was Thomas.


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    « Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 06:08:22 PM »
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  • In eighth grade, we were asked if we had named our guardian angel.  I named my angel Angela.  Or grandson age 7,  said his angel is Eddie. My husbands is Michael.  Should my angel have a male name? I have often wondered, is so Angelo.  

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    « Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 06:26:54 PM »
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  • Quote from: songbird
    Should my angel have a male name?

    I don't think it's necessary. I once read that angels have no gender, so I don't see why they couldn't have feminine names.

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    « Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 06:51:01 PM »
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  • One should not "name" the angelic spirit given as his protector.

    This novelty has come about since the Revolution in the 1960s and has no basis in doctrine or traditional spiritual counsel.

    It is charismatic and EWTN-esque, very popular among the disoriented folks who believe in Medjugorje.

    A thorough reflection on the Summa's exposition on the angelic powers ought to be sufficient to warn any intelligent reader against overfamiliarity and insipid New Age trendy acts of sentimentality unbefitting to Catholics.

    And, while not a criticism of anyone on this thread, a reminder: ALL practice of spiritism is gravely offensive to God, a direct violation of the First Commandment. Mediums, soothsayers, etc. are all either obsessed or outright possessed slaves of you-know-who.


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    « Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 06:52:32 PM »
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  • Quote from: Spork
    No, but . . . I had just climbed/hiked a mountain here in Colorado and on my descent I was sliding down rugged terrain. As I slid down a face of a boulder about half the size of a compact car, it dislodged and rolled towards me a few, seemingly endless seconds. Then, without explanation, said boulder split in half and with each rolling to the side of me and then off the cliffs 1000's of feet below. I can only explain this as the work of my guardian angel, whom I did not see physically, but was the beneficiary of his work.  


    Thanks guys for all that. Yours Spork strikes a bell. I can record a few times in my life I could have been killed, once by half a second. I often wondered if it was just chance or if I had help from my guardian angel. I am now, with you spork, going to credit my guardian angel with these saves. In true Catholic fashion I must now assume I was not ready for God at those times during my AWL years, for maybe my guardian angel actually saved me from a fate worse than death, hell for all eternity. Yes, guardian angels would not save us if we were on the way to heaven at those times, would he? Ah the mystery of iniquity.

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    « Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 08:11:18 PM »
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  • Quote from: Alex117
    Does anyone have a name for their guardian angel? I asked mine what his name was one day, and the first thing that popped into my mind was Thomas.


    When I was about 5, I asked my mother what my guardian angel's name was.  I expect for lack of any real answer but not wanting to brush off my question, she said, "Fred".  That has been his name ever since.  I hope he doesn't mind.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    Has anyone ever actually met their guardian angel?
    « Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 08:12:39 PM »
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  • Quote from: Alex117
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    Should my angel have a male name?

    I don't think it's necessary. I once read that angels have no gender, so I don't see why they couldn't have feminine names.


    I have always thought of my guardian angle as male, but my daughters have always thought of theirs as female.  Since, as Alex says, they don't have gender or a body, I suppose we can think of them in any way that makes it easier to relate to them in prayer.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    « Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 08:13:49 PM »
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  • Quote from: Anthony Benedict
    One should not "name" the angelic spirit given as his protector.

    This novelty has come about since the Revolution in the 1960s and has no basis in doctrine or traditional spiritual counsel.

    It is charismatic and EWTN-esque, very popular among the disoriented folks who believe in Medjugorje.

    A thorough reflection on the Summa's exposition on the angelic powers ought to be sufficient to warn any intelligent reader against overfamiliarity and insipid New Age trendy acts of sentimentality unbefitting to Catholics.

    And, while not a criticism of anyone on this thread, a reminder: ALL practice of spiritism is gravely offensive to God, a direct violation of the First Commandment. Mediums, soothsayers, etc. are all either obsessed or outright possessed slaves of you-know-who.


    Oh come on.  Please lighten up.  Can you show me any church teaching or even saint's statement that says this?  It is most certainly not spritism, which as you say is gravely sinful.  It is human nature to want to call a friend by some name, and my guardian angle has certainly been a friend to me.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

     

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