Friday, October 2, 2009

Feast of the Guardian Angels 2009

"Every person on earth has a guardian angel who watches over him and helps him to attain his salvation. Angelical guardianship begins at the moment of birth; prior to this, the child is protected by the mother's guardian angel. It continues throughout our whole life and ceases only when our probation on earth ends, namely, at the moment of death. Our guardian angel accompanies the soul to purgatory or heaven, and becomes our coheir in the heavenly kingdom." ~ Catholic Culture

I had great plans for today...however that didn't happen at all.
All in all i guess we had an OK feast day....OK only.

Last night i had planned to post what we were going to do today, just as well I didn't get around to it because we didn't achieve must at all.

The most productive thing we did was go to Mass and Adoration. Last night I realised it was 1sat Friday and that I wanted to start going to Friday Mass again. Since Arwen has been born we have been totally slack on this. So we decided we would go today.

As it happens I was awake early had time to do my morning devotions and had a shower before Arwen woke up. Then we actually got to Mass ON time. Which starts at 9:00 AM ~ Shock.....gasp.....horror.
I think my Guardian angel must have been nudging me along today.

After Mass we stayed for Adoration. Arwen was so good and quiet.

Of course we than had to go shopping for a few essential items and so we were home after lunch time. This did not give us much time to do much for the day!
We did make Baby Angel Cakes and Scrumptious Seafood Quiche (which I am told were not) and Heavenly Vegetable Quiche, which was.

So the plans to colour in pictures and to make the wool angels and silk angels I had planned did not happen.

I had planned on doing a tutorial on how we made these as Erin wanted but didn't get to that either.

However I have found this tutorial for some very lovely Angels. This is another Angel tutorial. The Angel we use is from the books on my Craft Basket in the side bar. But these ones are most like the ones we made for A week and we make them for Christmas and Guardian Angels in the past. (I have only just googled thes sites and they look good BUT I haven't had time to look over the sites more)
Perhaps I can still do a tutorial for Erin. Do you still need it?

Guardian Angels (From Catholic Culture)
Angels are servants and messengers from God. "Angel" in Greek means messenger. In unseen ways the angels help us on our earthly pilgrimage by assisting us in work and study, helping us in temptation and protecting us from physical danger.
The idea that each soul has assigned to it a personal guardian angel has been long accepted by the Church and is a truth of our faith. From the Gospel of today's liturgy we read: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father" (Matthew 18:10). The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "the existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' is a truth of faith (328)." From our birth until our death, man is surrounded by the protection and intercession of angels, particularly our guardian angel: "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life (336)." The Church thanks God for our helpers, the angels, particularly on this feast day and September 29 which is the feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, and Saint Raphael, archangels. Today's feast appeared in Spain during the sixteenth century. It was extended to the universal Church and made obligatory in 1670.
"Be alert in your every action as one should be who is accompanied by angels in all your ways, for that mission has been enjoined upon them. In whatever lodging, in whatever nook or corner you may find yourself, cherish a reverence for your guardian angel. In his presence do not dare to do anything you would not do in mine. Or do you doubt his presence because you do not see him? Would it really help if you did hear him, or touch him, or smell him? Remember, there are realities whose existence has not been proven by mere sight.
"Brethren, we will love God's angels with a most affectionate love; for they will be our heavenly co-heirs some day, these spirits who now are sent by the Father to be our protectors and our guides. With such bodyguards, what are we to fear? They can neither be subdued nor deceived; nor is there any possibility at all that they should go astray who are to guard us in all our ways. They are trustworthy, they are intelligent, they are strong — why, then, do we tremble? We need only to follow them, remain close to them, and we will dwell in the protection of the Most High God. So as often as you sense the approach of any grave temptation or some crushing sorrow hangs over you, invoke your protector, your leader, your helper in every situation. Call out to him and say: Lord, save us, we are perishing." — St. Bernard
Patron: Spanish police officers.
Symbols: usually portrayed as beardless, sexless beings, winged, human in form and barefooted, usually carrying objects such as a pilgrim's staff, scroll, book, a sceptre or a sword.
Things to Do:

Baby Angel cakes
Baby Angel Cakes with the Guardian Angel
The Heavenly vegetable Quiche
I also enjoyed reading this today.Here is some more information on Angels.
Guardian Angel raises an arm in Blessing Pictures, Images and Photos

We pray that you all have had a very special Feast of the Guardian Angels

Angel of God
My Guardian Dear,
to whom His love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and to guard,
to rule and guide. Amen.

O my dear Angel Guardian,
preserve me from the misfortune of offending God.



Gloria said...

Thank you so much for posting your feast day activities from down under. My organizational skills are atrocious and having a morning reminder of all the neat things to do for a feast gives my day a little more focus. At least I remembered to purchase angel food cake for today:) I'm sure that your blog is a blessing to many people, at least it is to me, and I want to thank you for all of the effort and time that it takes to bless others with your timely ideas. Love in Christ Jesus, Gloria.

Cindy said...

Very nice post. Even though you feel you didn't get to do all you set out to do you still fit in quite a bit.

Erin said...

You did heaps! Least in my opinion.

Thanks for the tut links, no you don't need to do one for me now:)


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