Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Angel of God, my guardian dear

St Giustina and the Guardian Angel Commending the Soul of an Infant to the Madonna and Child

This morning I read on Janette's blog, Truth Himself, this chilling account of a sister's encounter with guardian angels. It was from Sister Agnes Sasagawa, a visionary of the apparition of Our Blessed Mother in Akita, Japan. The words chilled me, and I can not imagine living with the memory of that image, so incredibly beautiful and holy. It would give me great impatience for finishing out this life on earth.

"It was during the Mass at 6:30 in the morning, at the moment of Consecration.  A dazzling light suddenly shone forth...I had the feeling that this adorable splendor was that of the Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.  Struck to the heart I could only repeat, "My Lord and My God!'
      At the same moment there appeared the outline of the angels in prayer before the shining Host.  They were kneeling all around the altar in a semi-circle, their backs toward us.  There were eight of them… They did not have wings, but their bodies were enveloped in sort of a mysterious luminescence which clearly distinguished them from humans.       Amazed, not believing my eyes, I opened and closed them, rubbed them, but nothing changed.  All eight were there to adore the Most Blessed Sacrament in an attitude of great devotion. ...
      At the moment of Communion, my guardian angel approached me to invite me to advance to the altar.  At that moment, I clearly distinguished the guardian angels of each member of the community close to their left shoulders, and of the height a little smaller than each.  Like my guardian angel they gave truly the impression of guiding and watching over them with sweetness and affection.  This scene in itself opened my eyes to the profound meaning of the guardian angel, better than any theological explanation, even the most detailed.  After dinner I gave a complete account of this vision to the Bishop... Had they not chosen the Feast of the Guardian Angels to show the example of adoration and to reveal their readiness to lead us to the Lord? ~ Sr Agnes Sasagawa

Excerpt from: Akita, The Tears and Message of Mary, John M Haffert

Be certain to give thanks for your Guardian Angel today. I am hopeful that in heaven one day, we will meet.


  1. Breathtaking. Thank you SO much for sharing this.

  2. Oh my! So very beautiful and thank you so much for posting! (and I'll have to start reading that blog!)
    (and I'm thankful to have read it before Mass this evening!)
    Blessed feast day to you and yours!

  3. Oh my, What a beautiful image!I am filled with happiness having read that. Thank you, Barbara, for sharing Janette's post with us.

    Wishing you a beautiful day.

  4. Wow, what a beautiful image I have now...feeling very blessed my grandmother was buried on this day...hoping the Guardian Angels took her to Heaven!

  5. I read an interesting post yesterday about guardian angels over at TaylorMarshall.com. Especially notable was the part about why we shouldn't name them---because they have authority over us, not the other way around!

    Many things these days make me want to wrap up this earthly life in a hurry!


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