Many years ago, my husband and I made a consecration to our guardian angels through a religious order called Opus Angelorum. We prepared for a year. Father would send us study materials every month, and we listened to a lot of talks on our guardian angels and the work of the Holy Angels.
Since the time of study and consecration, we are more aware of the work of our guardian angels in our lives. I collaborate with my guardian angels in the raising of my children; just realizing that we are in the company of the holy angels is enough to have me striving to be a better wife and mother.
I tend to ask my angel to help me quite often. Right when we get in the car before travel, we ask the guardians to be with us and protect us. If someone in our family is dying, I send my angel and even my kids’ angels to be with the dying, or those we know in the ICU or with coronavirus. I ask my angel to go to holy Mass for me. I ask my angel to help me in so many ways, even in some cases where someone is missing. I have sent my angel to help in very critical situations and, so far, those situations do become quickly resolved.
I also have learned to give credit where credit is due. I have seven kids and run a large household. Days before the coronavirus hit, I went on a massive food shopping spree for no reason, sort of out of the blue, and had every fridge and freezer full. Then the virus hit, and the grocery stores became mad houses, but we were already set. I give the credit to my guardian angel.
With a household of nine—that’s a total of 18 persons in our home, counting our angels—that really is a lot of supernatural power. We need to be open to their work in our lives each and every day. Time and time again, we ask our angels to bless us and show us the way. I think the more my kids are aware of that, the more we grow in holiness.
—Marthie (Moran ’94) Baker