Catholic Activity: Feast of the Guardian Angels
Suggestions for spiritual practices in the family on the feast of the Guardian Angels.
Every day of the year gives you a special opportunity to instill a great religious appreciation in your children, to broaden their knowledg of Our Lord, the Blessed Mother and the saints, and to strengthen their dedication to the laws of God and the Church. Each day is set aside by the Church to honor a particular event in the life of Our Lord or the Blessed Virgin, or to honor a particular saint. Consulting your religious calendar and one of the many books recounting the lives of the saints you can discuss these events with your children, stressing the qualities in the saints' lives which we might cultivate.
This day has a personal appeal for your child. You can remind him that he has an angelic protector to whom he can turn for aid in time of danger. Make sure your child knows the "Angel of God" prayer, and remember as a family to pray this often.
Activity Source: Catholic Family Handbook, The by Rev. George A. Kelly, Random House, Inc., New York, 1959