Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Angel Guardians

This morning in the darkness of Vigils, we listened to these words of Saint Bernard:

He has given his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways. These words should fill you with respect, inspire devotion and instill confidence; respect for the presence of angels, devotion because of their loving service, and confidence because of their protection. And so the angels are here; they are at your side, they are with you, present on your behalf. They are here to protect you and to serve you. Even though we are children and have a long, a very long and dangerous way to go, with such protectors what have we to fear?
from a sermon by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (Sermo 12 in psalmum Qui habitat)