Guardian Angels and Second Chances

Happy feast day to all of our guardian angels (and happy October)! Miss daily Mass, don’t own a Magnificat, and want to see today’s readings? Check them out here on the USCCB website! We know, we know…the featured image for this post features Christmas angels (and ornaments!) and it’s still ordinary time over here, BUT two things: first, our guardian angels are with us during Christmas and secondly, those are from my mom’s mantle at Christmas and I just love her house then. A preview of an upcoming post, perhaps? We shall see!

Guardian Angels

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, article 336: “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.” You can read more about the angels in the catechism online here. How cool is it to know that we have an angel as a protector and shepherd for us from conception to death? Dearest guardian angel, pray for me.

Second Chances

This reminds me that I’m never alone and that God is providing for me ALWAYS, from the time I was in my mother’s womb until I return to him. I mean, we know that he gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us as well, so we’re never truly alone, but this brings me to a greater point that I heard in our deacon’s homily yesterday: God gives us second (and third…and seventh…and fiftieth…) chances.

God wants us to seek him, but he’s constantly seeking us, too.

Does it matter if I let my plate get too full and skimp on the prayers? Welllll…yes, for my spiritual health, it does. But it isn’t a deal breaker for God. He wants us to get back on the proverbial horse when we fall and pick back up where we left off. Like Bridgette mentioned last week, God can take that which we can’t, and he’s always there for us with open arms.


P.S. Join us over on Instagram for a fun #Rosaryathon photo challenge for October, the month of the Holy Rosary! Yesterday we posted our favorite rosary and today is all about guardian angels!

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  1. Anne | 2nd Oct 17

    What a nice reminder we also have a guardian angel watching over us.

  2. Laura @ A Drop in the Ocean | 2nd Oct 17

    Guardian angels have always been such a mysterious concept to me! I find it intriguing to see how other people think about them. Thanks for writing on this! And I think my family has similar angel ornaments 🙂

    • Hail Marry Blog | 2nd Oct 17

      The mystery is one of the coolest things about them, I think! 🙂

  3. playingwiththesaints | 2nd Oct 17

    I like the reminder that yes it does matter to skimp on prayers when we get busy. However, if we have skimped, God will be happy for us to pick up where we left off.

    • Hail Marry Blog | 2nd Oct 17

      Something I know all to well, unfortunately, but God’s grace is so good!

  4. tojesussincerely | 2nd Oct 17

    My pastor told me that the teaching officially is that we each have at LEAST one guardian angel… and some of us have more. This is comforting because, at least one of my kids definitely needs at least double protection haha! Thanks for this post 🙂

    • Hail Marry Blog | 2nd Oct 17

      Haha! I recently learned that pregnant mamas have theirs and their baby’s while pregnant, so that’s awesome, too! What an amazing perk to our vocation!

  5. desireehausam | 2nd Oct 17

    As a protestant I didn’t believe that there are guardian angels…now, it’s such an amazing thought that we’ve got ten angels in our house! 🙂

  6. pwcamy | 2nd Oct 17

    It really is cool that we have an angel to protect and shepherd us! I have needed a lot of herding haha! I never really thought about the shepherding role before – only the protective role. Thanks for helping me see more about how my guardian angel has helped me!

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