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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Guardian Angels Day
Today is Guardian Angels Day, a special time to think about, appreciate, and give thanks to them for watching over us. The Feast of the Guardian Angels is a Catholic festival celebrated annually on 2 October. Paul V was the first Pope, in 1608, to authorize a feast day in honor of guardian angels. Pope Clement X changed the date to 2 October and Leo XIII, in 1883, upgraded the date to a double major feast.

These guardian angels, according to Thomas Aquinas, are from the lowest rank of angels.
They help their humans in several ways, including protecting them from demons and encouraging them to do good works. The angel cannot affect its human's free will, but only the senses and imagination, and through these, the intellect. On reaching heaven, each person is united with his or her guardian angel.

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