By: Michael Drew
I have been ill for several weeks and in and out of doctor's offices. During this time, my intuitive senses have been running on high, and I've awoken many times to sounds and sights unfamiliar to me in the context of this world. Although it is difficult for me to describe or even admit, I have been visited by past relatives and seen visions of my own passing. As time went on, these visions continued and ultimately I was met in the middle of the night by a child-like angel, wearing a red robe, who summoned me to follow her to lead in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Although I am not familiar with this illness nor have I been diagnosed with it, she led me to believe that I will be soon. Because I'm not in any of the "risk groups" for this disease, this is confounding to me and my doctors. The reason for my getting sick, I was told, is that I would be better accepted by society as being just a regular person; husband, father, firefighter and not as easily stigmatized as the people we all think of in terms of acquiring this awful disease. The angel also made me aware that this illness occurs in children born to it and through no fault of their own...this is a difficult reality. I believe whole-heartedly in my angel in red and I also believe that together we can find a cure for this leper's disease. Please pray for children everywhere who are affected by HIV/AIDS...together we can make a difference!
Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.
Bishop and martyr. The bishop of Scythopolis in Galilee. He attended the Council of Chalcedon (451) and took part in the complete triumph of the orthodox Christian cause against the heretics of the ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Saint Emma, also known as Emma of Lesum, or Emma of Stiepel, lived in the city that is Bremen today. She is the first female inhabitant of the city to be known by name. Emma lived in the early 11th century, and was born into the Immedinger family. The Immedingers were ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we ... continue reading
St. Gabriel is an angel who serves as a messenger for God to certain people. He is one of the three archangels. Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible. First, in the Old Testament, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his ... continue reading
Widow of Palestine who rescued the remains of St. Varus, martyred in some earlier persecution. She enshrined the saint's remains in her home in Dera, in Syria. When a church was dedicated to St. Varus, Cleopatra's young son died, and the saint miraculously came to ... continue reading
The foremost Greek hymnographer, known as "the Melodist" because of the thousand compositions which are attributed to him. A native of Syria, he was of Jewish descent and became a deacon in the church at Berytus and then a priest in Constantinople. He soon acquired a ... continue reading
By Marshall Connolly, (California Network)
If you are an American, today is Thanksgiving. Hopefully today you have made a point to attend Mass and to give thanks to God for all His blessings. If you are not American, today's holiday is a reminder that God deserves thanks from all His creation. We pray you will ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes