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The deep meaning of the child’s Guardian Angel prayer

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Silvia Lucchetti - published on 05/20/22

What does it mean that I have a guardian? First, that I am precious ...

In a recent catechesis in Rome, Italian priest Fr. Fabio Rosini talked about the prayer of the Angel of God to explain what guardian angels are, and what their role is. Here we look at some quotes from his words (edited for brevity) that can enlighten us.


The prayer to the guardian angel is the prayer of children, which you teach to children, which is very sweet, very simple, but it says important things. “Angel of God”: “angel” means envoy, it means one who announces something. An angel is someone who announces something on God’s behalf, someone who needs to tell me something; I need to be told something, I need someone to talk to me. One of the most important things is this dialogue that we have inside: Who is it? With whom am I talking? We need to talk to God, we need an angel to talk to us, because there are other angels and the snake is an angel too, and he talks.

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