—Stories about Saint Padre Pio and Guardian Angels
Padre Pio kept an active and vivacious relationship with all guardian angels — including his own — fulfilling a promise he made long ago to all his spiritual children that “If you are too busy to see me, send your guardian angel!”
There was a woman who never failed to attend the daily Mass celebrated by Padre Pio. One day, she was running late so she sent her guardian angel to Padre Pio to “delay” the Mass so she wouldn’t miss it. As a sign that her guardian angel would do this task for her, she told him to hide the skullcap of Padre Pio. When she reached the church, there was Padre Pio, indeed a little late, but ready to say Holy Mass. The woman confessed to Padre Pio what she did. Nonchalantly, Padre Pio replied, “I know that. Your guardian angel hid my skullcap and I could not find it in the usual place and only pointed me to where he kept it after a few minutes.” (From https://ssaparish.com/2013/06/05/touched-by-padre-pios-guardian-angel-by-letty-jacinto-lopez/ )
Padre Pio praying to an angel
This painting shows the angel Gabriel coming to the Virgin Mary to announce she will be the mother of Jesus, the Son of God.
A painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898.