Since the memorial day for the Holy Guardian Angels is on October 2, this ornament is the perfect fall complement. I like to put her out as a reminder to have an attitude of Thanksgiving, to reflect on the gifts of the last 12 months, especially as the year is beginning to draw to a close. Her colors of gold and cream, combined with her prayerful, subdued attitude, inspire reflection and contemplation.
Guardian Angels are rather the unsung heroes of the angelic sphere, aren’t they? The Bible mentions by name the mighty archangels. There's Michael, with his fiery sword, whose name (and being) translates to “Who is like God?” Then there’s the enormously helpful Raphael who protects Tobit’s son, not to mention guiding him to a wife and healing her by sending a nasty demon away. Even Gabriel, so closely linked to the Christmas nativity, comes to announce truly earth-shattering news - that the virgin will bear a son.