Pope Clement X proclaimed the feast a memorial celebration in the seventeenth century, but devotion goes back to the beginning of Christianity. God has allocated a Guardian Angel to each of us for our protection.
Sacred Scripture says this: 'Are they not all ministering spirits, sent for service, for the sake of those who shall inherit salvation'. (Heb 1:14)
Today let us reaffirm our devotion to our Guardian Angel since we are all in much need of him.
to whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard and rule and guide.