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Guardian Angel Icon, Mater Dei Imports




Guardian Angel Icon

The belief that an angel is assigned by God to protect each person was not clearly defined in the Old Testament. In the New Testament church, the concept is supported by passages found in Acts 12:15 (They said, [in reference to Peter] “It is his angel.”) and Mt. 18:10 (“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven”).

The idea was further fostered by Honorius of Autun in the 12th century. He maintained that every soul was assigned a guardian angel at the moment the soul entered into a body. Guardian angels also are attributed with the task of the presentation of prayers to God as indicated in the Book of Revelation (8:3): And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.

The Church celebrates the feast of the Guardian Angels every Oct. 2. Measures 10" high. This is a perfect gift for anyone at any age!