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Old Jun 8, '11, 2:26 pm
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Does he get assigned to someone else? If someone goes to heaven does his Guardian angel still watch over him? Are angels male or female? When many of the Saints saw their Guardian Angels they would describe the angel as a he. Thanks.
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Does he get assigned to someone else? If someone goes to heaven does his Guardian angel still watch over him? Are angels male or female? When many of the Saints saw their Guardian Angels they would describe the angel as a he. Thanks.
The Angel escorts you soul to Heaven and remains there with you. Angels are outside of sex. 'He' is a generic term for human form.
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Are angels male or female? When many of the Saints saw their Guardian Angels they would describe the angel as a he. Thanks.
Best i can answer is this, Angels are pure spirits, and so do not have physical bodies necessary for gender. It might also be somewhat strange to call a being who guides you to Heaven "It".
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Does he get assigned to someone else? If someone goes to heaven does his Guardian angel still watch over him? Are angels male or female? When many of the Saints saw their Guardian Angels they would describe the angel as a he. Thanks.
Your Guardian Angel is all yours; he does not go to someone else. If you go to heaven, he goes with you, but there is no need to protect you anymore; if you go to purgatory, he will visit you there.
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This may be a dumb question but what happens to your guardian angel then if you go to hell?
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Then he returns to God empty handed. That alone should provide enough stimulus for us to start living holy lives!
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I frequently go to adoration and sometimes when I am there I doze off in front of the blessed sacrement. My brother says my guardian angel still prays while I sleep. I found this interesting.
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The Angel escorts you soul to Heaven and remains there with you. Angels are outside of sex. 'He' is a generic term for human form.
i mean no offence but were is the prove that an angel escorts your soul to Heaven?
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I would like to establish a devotion to my Guardian Angel but I really don't know where to start. Does anyone have any ideas?
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I would like to establish a devotion to my Guardian Angel but I really don't know where to start. Does anyone have any ideas?
Google 'Chaplet of St Michael' and follow the description. This devotion includes all 9 choirs of angels.

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i mean no offence but were is the prove that an angel escorts your soul to Heaven?
I was wondering the same thing. I was even more curious that if you go to purgatory, your GA visits but doesn't stay. So, like do you have to borrow a guest cot and lay in some special victuals or what? Does he have the grace to give you an email or phone call first so you can prepare for the visit?

Sorry, but this just struck me as hilarious. My first thought when I read this thread was, "he goes to Disneyland!"
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i mean no offence but were is the prove that an angel escorts your soul to Heaven?
Precisely. There is no proof. The Church's teaching on Guardian Angels is very limited - all the Church pretty much says is that every person is assigned a Guardian Angel at the moment of conception. As far as I'm aware, there is no Church teaching on what a Guardian Angel does after a person's death.
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Its an interesting question because the Church teaching does not touch on what happens after we die so whether our guardian angel remains with us after death is speculation. To those who say yes what happens when someone goes to Hell. Does the guardian angel remain with that person?


CCC 336 From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life." Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.
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The prayer said at the end of every Catholic funeral is as follows:

Prayer After Death of Loved One

Saints of God, come to his/her aid!
Come to meet him/her, angels of the Lord!
Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.

May Christ, Who called you, take you to Himself;
may angels lead you to Abraham's side.
Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.

Give him/her eternal rest, O Lord,
and may Your light shine upon him/her forever.
Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.

Let us pray: We commend our brother/sister, (Name) to you, Lord.
Now that he/she has passed from this life,
may he/she live on in Your presence.
In Your mercy and love, forgive whatever sins he/she
may have committed through human weakness.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
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Then he returns to God empty handed. That alone should provide enough stimulus for us to start living holy lives!
Don`t forget that each of our guardian angels is already enjoying the Beatific Vision; and will continue to enjoy it, regardless of whether his charge`s soul ends up in Heaven or Hell or (initially) Purgatory. In this life, the angel`s intellect and will are focussed on his charge. Being "only" spirit, the angel is nowhere physically, as already mentioned by HickmanJosh. A spirit is nothing other than intellect and will.

If the soul goes straight to the state of Heaven, there will be a union of knowledge and love between soul and angel, as well, of course, as the Beatific Vision, and all that flows from that.

If the soul goes initially to Purgatory, the guardian angel can focus his intellect and will on the soul to give "it" some comfort.

If the soul goes to Hell, the angel`s intellect and will cease to focus on that soul: nothing more can be done because the soul is lost forever. i`m pretty sure we were told once in a sermon that the angel will feel some loss......might be mistaken about that, though......

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