Guardian angels are 'ministers of God's concern,' Pope tells audience
Catholic World News - October 03, 2011
Guardian angels protect the faithful “from the day we are born until the moment we die,” Pope Benedict XVI reminded those in attendance at his Sunday audience on October 2.
The Pope was calling attention to the day’s feast of the Guardian Angels, describing them as “ministers of God’s concern for each man and woman.” He also reminded his audience that October is the month of the Rosary, encouraging regular use of that prayer.
In his comments on the day’s Gospel reading, the Pontiff paid particular attention to the warning that Jesus addressed to the Pharisees: "The kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.” Those words, the Holy Father said, indicate “the great responsibility of those who, in all ages, are called to work in the vineyard of the Lord, especially in positions of authority.”
Pope Benedict had returned to the Vatican on Saturday, October 1, after his annual summer stay at Castel Gandolfo.
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