Thursday, May 19, 2011

You talkin' bout ME!

Why it may be best that we who are still in need of a lot of work when it comes to the virtue of humility do NOT hear our guardian angels speak out loud :

"Poor child! How imperfect you are! How much you need others to keep a constant guard over thee. Oh! How much patience I must have with thee!"    St. Gemma Galgani's Guardian Angel


My poor guardian angel has been getting rusty on the harp because I keep him so busy. The other angels have to put in their earplugs when he plays in the heavenly choir. I have a feeling I know what my purgatory will be... I just pray he doesn't take up trumpet.


  1. If St Gemma's angel said this to her, I am so very glad (I think) that I can not hear mine speaking to me. Or in my case maybe my poor angel just rolls his eyes wondering when I will ever learn.
    Thanks for this lighthearted but all too true reminder, Mary.
    God bless!

  2. I love St. Gemma - she's another of my favorites so when I found this quote I had to laugh because I think St Gemma is very holy. But obviously her guardian angel didn't think so for an angel would never lie! I can't help feeling a tad sorry for the angel who was given charge over me and yet, I owe him many thanks because I have changed so much over the years and he must be a powerful intercessor. As for the virtue of patience - I may need work in this area but my angel has it in abundance!

  3. They practice their instruments while we're asleep, don't worry.

  4. Dear Lord teach me patience; and hurry up about it!

    My Guardian Angel's wings are molting he works so hard for me. He must be a nervous wreck but I'm so grateful to him.

    God bless.

  5. Jane,
    Sleep? What's that? Oh, you mean that period of time when it's dark out and the insomniacs get up to blog!

    Just kidding! I seem to be an ex-insomniac for the most part since the healing! I guess my angel does get a bit of practice in!

  6. Anne,
    Silly may fit better :)

  7. Victor,
    Well, if it's any comfort, perhaps you can throw together a nice "feather pillow" to lean on while you patiently wait for your morning scone ;)

  8. Hi Mary, thank God for our guardian angels! I wonder what they must think of dealing with us humans! I'm sure we keep them on their toes.
    I enjoyed your post!

  9. Noreen,
    Yes, they sure have their work cut out for them. My earlier years (think teens and early twenties) must have been really hard for mine :) Thanks for commenting!

  10. I just love this post Mary! I wish I could say so much in so few words!

  11. Thanks, Colleen! Feel free to send me some of those cookies in exchange for the rain you need ;)

  12. Mary, does your guardian angel have a computer? :-)

  13. Sue,
    I'm glad you enjoyed the post! God bless!