Naming Our Guardian Angels
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I've heard mixed opinions on naming our guardian angels. Fr. Ripperger says that it is wrong to do so because naming something gives us ownership over it, and we certainly do not own our guardian angels. 

However, the folks I've talked to who are in favor of naming your guardian angel say that we don't assign them a name so much as we ask them to reveal to us what they would like us to call them. Furthermore, they claim that since God Himself revealed His Name to us, and since knowing and using His Name certainly does not give us any power over Him, that is fine to ask our personal angel for their name if they want to reveal it to us. 

I know that for me, it helps to be able to call my angel a name so I can more easily call on them for help when I need it, or converse with them during the day, or thank them for some special favor or protection. It seems a bit new-agey to say "angel, thank you for such and such..." etc. I'd much rather call my guardian angel by a name rather than just a generic "angel."

When I was a teenager, I went on a charismatic Catholic retreat (I know, I know--but it was fruitful, and the people there were good, holy folks even if they were a little odd). During the retreat, they encouraged us to ask our guardian angels to reveal their names to us so we could have a more intimate relationship with them. I prayed about it and the name "Michael" kept coming into my head. Now, I know there is already a very powerful angel named Michael, and I know that that particular angel is definitely NOT my personal guardian angel, so it made me wonder if I was just pulling names out of my arse or if there could be multiple angels named Michael. For better or for worse, the name stuck, and I did not have any other name revealed to me in prayer, so I started calling my angel Michael out of habit, and still do. Is this wrong? Should I stop?
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Naming Our Guardian Angels - by SacraCor714 - 04-15-2021, 01:58 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Augustinian - 04-15-2021, 02:02 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by SacraCor714 - 04-15-2021, 03:39 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Marmot - 04-15-2021, 02:32 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Evangelium - 04-15-2021, 02:53 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Marmot - 04-15-2021, 03:07 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by jovan66102 - 04-15-2021, 03:48 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Marmot - 04-15-2021, 04:05 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by jovan66102 - 04-15-2021, 04:55 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Evangelium - 04-15-2021, 04:13 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Augustinian - 04-15-2021, 06:54 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Evangelium - 04-15-2021, 06:28 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by jovan66102 - 04-15-2021, 06:57 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by AnaCarolina1 - 04-15-2021, 10:57 PM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Marmot - 04-16-2021, 07:25 AM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Augustinian - 04-16-2021, 08:17 AM
RE: Naming Our Guardian Angels - by Marmot - 04-16-2021, 10:03 AM



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