O Holy Angel,
to whom the mercy of
Our Father in Heaven
has confided me here on earth,
may I never forget the gratitude
I owe thee for thy unfailing goodness,
the confidence inspired
by thy generous protection,
the respect due to thy
O constant witness
of my daily actions,
may I never sadden thy sight!
Angel of peace,
may I never cause thee
to weep bitter tears over me!
O my celestial guide,
I wish to invoke thee at all times!
In affliction thou wilt dry my tears;
in danger thou wilt bear me on thy wings;
in temptation thou wilt preserve my innocence;
in my falls thou wilt inspire me with repentance;
finally, at my last hour,
thou wilt console me in my sorrows
and introduce me into the eternal tabernacles.
(St Anthony’s treasury 1916)