reply to post by Stillalive
I believe firmly in Holy Guardian Angels- there are Sacred Scripture passages that state we are protected by Holy Angels as well.
I grew up in a home where I was taught by my father that my Holy Guardian Angel was my best friend and protector. He has been by my side since I was
conceived and will be until I am escorted by him to the gates of Heaven. There are prayers we can say to our Guardian Angel for protection and
guidance. They range from very simple to longer... there are also Novenas and Litanies to Holy Guardian Angels, the Archangels, and to the Nine
Choirs of Angels in total, (Seraphim, Cheraphim, Thrones; Dominions, Virtues, Powers; Principalities, Archangels, Angels)...
St. Michael the Archangel is the Warrior (and most well known- one of the few archangels named in the Bible) and the one who is thought to be Jesus'
Guardian Angel during His earthly Incarnation. He is the Guardian of the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Gabriel the Archangel is the Messenger & St. Raphael the Archangel is the Healer... in one of the Apocryphal books of the Bible, another named
Archangel is Uriel.
At any rate, I believe every single person on earth has a Holy Guardian Angel-- atheist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, agnostic, Catholic... it doesn't
matter one's faith. They are one's faithful companion and friend, unseen.
Whether one uses their helpful prescence is up to the person. They will gladly be of use, if they are asked for help. Of course they cannot
interfere with free will, but they will definately help us out if we ask and pray for their loving guidance. They never, ever leave our sides. So
one is never truly alone. God help how really bad off we would be if they did.
Sorry for going on and on....
I really am so grateful for my Angel. Through prayer, fervent deep prayer, one can discern their Angel's name and communicate with their Angel. I
don't know anything about not being able to pronounce their names... many of the Saints were very familiar with their Guardian Angels.
I hope I haven't offended anyone. These are just my beliefs. I draw comfort from them. There are many situations and many horrible times in my
life that my Angel and my faith have carried me through.