The latter portion of the year 1844 witnessed Don Bosco's hands filled with the task of writing a book about the guardian angels. He had started to write this book a couple of years ago during his stint at the Convitto.
He believed so much that his angel was always at his side. Throughout his life, he was convinced of the protection he would merit from his guardian angel. This prompted him to greet his angel several times each day.
He used to tell his boys: "Be ever more convinced that your Guardian Angel is really present, that he is always at your side. St. Frances of Rome always saw him standing before her, his arms clasped on his breast, his eyes uplifted to heaven; but at her slightest failing, he would cover his face as in shame, and at times turn his back on her."
Don Bosco also suggested certain days of the week in which his boy can honor their guardian angels:
- Tuesdays are set aside by the Church for a special remembrance of the guardian angels.
- Your birthday. It marked the start of your angel's receiving his duty to watch you.
- The first day of every month.
He would always stress to sanctify these days by renewing their love and imitate Jesus Christ.