Dana Winner-Guardian Angel
A guardian angel is an angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group, kingdom, or country. The guardian angel concept is present in the books of the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament, and its development is well marked. Lailah serves as a guardian angel throughout a person’s life and at death, leads the soul into the afterlife. An angel’s missions go in two directions: it may serve as an emissary of God downward and it may also serve as the one carries things upwards from below… The angel cannot reveal its true form to man, whose being, senses and instruments of perception belong only to the world of action – it continues to belong to a different dimension even when apprehended in one form or another…
The angel who is sent to us from another world does not always have a significance or impact beyond the normal laws of physical nature. In the New Testament the concept of guardian angel may be noted. With this scriptural sanction, Peter’s angel was the most commonly depicted guardian angel in art, and was normally shown in images of the subject, most famously Raphael’s fresco of the Deliverance of Saint Peter in the Vatican. Thomas Aquinas agreed with Honorius and believed that it was the lowest order of angels who served as guardians, and his view was most successful in popular thought, but Duns Scotus said that any angel is bound by duty and obedience to the Divine Authority to accept the mission to which that angel is assigned. An old Dominican tradition encouraged each novice to give a name to their Guardian Angel so that they could speak to him by name and thus feel closer and more friendly with him.
Saint Gemma Galgani, a Roman Catholic mystic, stated that she had interacted with and spoken with her guardian angel. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina was known to instruct his parishioners to send him their guardian angel to communicate a trouble or issue to him when they could not travel to get to him or another urgency existed. Each man has a guardian angel who stands before the face of the Lord. O Angel of Christ, my holy Guardian and Protector of my soul and body, forgive me all my sins of today.
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Today we celebrate the feast of the guardian angels and in times such as this it’s important to know that they’re there, they are all around, they wait for us to call on them. When it’s the will of God, when it’s done in the right way – with enough prayer – we can even ask them to do our bidding, to go on missions. When you’re down or ill, when you really need something, when you’re trying to discern, ask for their intercession. They wait for our requests, and they’re only too glad to help. Ask them to speak to the angels guarding people you may be having problems with.
If you have sorrow ask them to remove the sorrow and if you have fear ask them to remove the fear. It’s angels who orchestrate many supernatural gifts and when we’re under attack our angels can chase off dark spirits. Ask their intercession! Last week we repeated an account of a series of dreams in which an angel who called himself Michael and two others seemed to be ministering to me. It was in a dream, which is how they often communicate.
I believe there have been other times they have dramatically intervened, as they intervene in all our lives, often without our realizing it. The more we call on angels, the more they’re there. I don’t think I had even told the neighbors yet what I did for a living.
Guardian Angel Pendants & Necklaces in Sterling Silver & Gold
Guardian Angel Pendant is available with or without a chain. If you would like a chain, please make a selection from our Necklaces & Chains page. Rosary Bay offers various chain styles in various sizes and materials, including sterling silver neck chains, gold-filled neck chains, and 14K gold neck chains. Our Sterling Silver medals are at least 92.5 percent pure silver. Sterling Silver medals are marked with a quality stamp to ensure the content of the silver. 14kt Gold filled, also known as rolled gold is made up of a solid layer of 14 Karat Gold bonded with a base metal, such as brass, on both the front and back of the medal.
Total content of Gold is 1/20 of the weight of the medal. Our 14 Karat Gold is composed of 58.3 percent pure gold and is ideal for fine jewelry. Other alloys, such as copper, are mixed in with the gold to give more of a red warm hue. Since gold is a natural element, it is very durable. To clean gold jewelry, use warm water and detergent-free soap and a soft brush.
This item is also available in 14K White Gold.18 Karat Yellow Gold.