2 October – Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.

Character Calendar

Pictorial Lives of the Saints

Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets by Eleanor C. Donnelly.

Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints by Auguste François Lecanu.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

“To My Angel Guardian”

“The Dream of Gerontius” by John Henry Newman

Medieval and Early Modern Angelology

Question 113: The Guardianship of the Good Angels by Thomas Aquinas

Hymn to the Feast of the Angel Guardian by Robert Bellarmin

Biblical Texts

Matthew 18.10

Acts 12.15

Art & Architecture

Deliverance of Saint Peter by His Guardian Angel by Raphael

17C Painting by Pietro da Cortona

18C Sculpture in the Duomo of Orvieto

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database


Child’s Hymn to the Guardian Angel

“The Guardian Angel”

Hymn by Frederick William Faber (also here)


Customs & Devotions


Prayer and Litany

Litany of the Holy Angel Guardian

Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year : Three Sermons for Every Feast by Francis Weninger.

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

Manna for the Soul: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Paulo Segneri.

Meditations on the Life, the Teaching and the Passion of Jesus Christ for Every Day of the Ecclesiastical Year with an Appendix of Meditations for the Festivals of Various Saints by Augustin Maria Ilg.

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon.

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