October 2.  Guardian Angels.  There is a long tradition in the church of devotion to our guardian angels. In our day while this devotion has rather faded an interest in angels in general seems to have grown. Sometimes they are portrayed as cute cuddly little creatures, sometimes as avengers at the gate of heaven or hell. Angels’ real function is being messengers from God and especially our own guardian angels bring a message of God’s care and love.  This can be a real source of comfort especially to children.   The Moshoeshoe family had used the special Guardian Angels prayer for many years as all the children grew up. “I hope they will eventually also teach it to their children.   Isn’t that what passing on the faith is about.   You might find that as kids grow up they still use the prayers they learned as children.”

Reflect, share, act. Prayer: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen. Scripture:     See that you do not despise these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.” Mat 18:10. Pope Francis. Each of us has a Guardian Angel who, acting on behalf of God, advises us and protects us from evil, if we only listen to him. October 2015.  Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realize that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others.  LS 159.      Eco-tip and prayer:  Commit to an examination of your prayer life in the area of ecological spirituality. How can it be enriched?  Pray Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love, so that walking together we may renew the face of the earth.