Ask Father: Guardian Angels

Dear Father: We have been taught our whole lives that we have a guardian angel. What happens to that angel if we are killed in a car accident or even by gunfire? Does that guardian angel die with us?

Dear friend in Christ,

Great question! No, angels do not die. The good angels will exist forever in Heaven and the fallen angels or demons will exist forever in Hell. The same is true for human beings: those who die in a state of grace (friendship with God) will live forever in Heaven. Those who die in a state of mortal sin will spend eternity in Hell.