VATICAN CITY - Everyone has a guardian angel who is advising
and protecting each individual on earth, Pope Francis said at
Whenever people hear a little voice in their head, "'Well, do
this. That would be better. You mustn't do this ...' Listen!
Don't turn against him" because it is the guardian angel's
voice, he said Oct. 2 during the Mass in the chapel of the
Domus Sanctae Marthae.
Marking the day's memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels, the
pope's homily focused on these angels, saying they were "like
an ambassador of God."
Even when God expelled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden,
God didn't abandon them and tell them, "Make do as best you
can," the pope said, according to Vatican Radio.
God gave everyone a guardian angel to accompany and protect
people on their journey in life and prepare the way toward
heaven, he said.
One's guardian angel "is always with us. And this is a fact,"
he said. Therefore, people should be mindful and respectful
of the angel's presence.
"For example, when we do something bad and we think we are
alone. No. He's there."
So often "we think that we can hide so many things ... bad
things," but everything always comes to light in the end, he
Listen to the angel's counsel because he is always trying to
defend us, especially from evil, just like a real friend - "a
friend we do not see, but we can hear," the pope said.
Listening to and respecting your guardian angel requires
being meek and open to the Holy Spirit, he said.
"Let us remember how good the Lord is," who never abandoned
his children and left them all alone, he said.