The Holy Father asked if we know our angel's name.
I always thought we were discouraged to ask his name, although some saints named their angel, or believed they knew his name. I like calling him, my angel. I suppose he could tell me his name, or ask me to call him by whatever name I was inspired to do so - my name for him. But I wouldn't be sure my name would suit him. Although I'm not inclined to worry about it.
St. Mary of Jesus Crucified called her angel George. I think she saw him, and she was once nursed to health by a woman one might think was Our Lady. I'm not sure she ever confirmed the woman's identity.
I think I experienced similar things, and I'm sure it was my angel. The mysterious nun I encountered in St. Peter's so many years ago, and the mysterious young man who accompanied me from Avila to Bayonne on my way back to Lourdes. Then of course I've had little miracles saving me from minor and serious accidents. I always thank my angel for that.
Incidentally, the angels I encountered were never expected and neither were they the type of person I would imagine or be attracted to. Many people like their angels to look like an ideal person, an attractive romantic type. That's not what I experienced.
Anyway, whether we see him or not, we have at least one Guardian Angel who is always with us and who always sees God - face to face. (I did that last evening when I was able to kneel really close to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.) We don't really know what that means because I think we would die of love if we could see our angel as he is - or see God face to face in this life.
About the name thing. When Jacob wrestled with the Angel, he asked his name - after the Angel gave him the name Israel: Jacob then asked him, “Please tell me your name.” He answered, “Why do you ask for my name?” With that, he blessed him. Jacob named the place Peniel, “because I have seen God face to face,” he said, “yet my life has been spared." - Genesis 32
Peniel literally means, "face of God". What wonderful mystery is revealed in that. Why do we need to ask our angel his name?
Thank you my Angel.