By: Irma Vela
When my oldest daughter was about 15 years old, she was learning to drive. I had her drive home through the country road. Along the road was a small country store. The day was hot and the sun was directly on our face. I became nervous when I noticed the sun was blinding her and she almost hit a stroller being pushed by a mother. I suppose there was a baby in there. I asked her to pull over by the store at the curve so I could drive. We stopped to switch drivers. At that moment when she got off and had just shut the door, a truck came by around the curve. It was obvious the driver of the truck had also been blinded by the sun. I saw exactly what was about to happen... My daughter was going to get busted open by the impact of the truck. She was still standing by our vehicle and the truck was coming full speed and immediately close by. Though I stared at what was about to happen and did not see an Angel, I sensed one. It is not possible for me to explain how I sensed this Angel, but I knew it was coming to save her. In almost a flash, the truck passed by her full-speed. The space between the truck and my daughter as it passed by her was about the width (not length) of a pencil, yet, the truck did not touch her. If there is anything I believe regarding this incident...it was an Angel of God that came between. That same Angel saved my daughter and the baby she could have killed in the stroller, and perhaps the mother of the baby.
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
Dymphna was born in Ireland sometime in the seventh century to a pagan father and devout Christian mother. When she was fourteen, she consecrated herself to Christ and took a vow of chastity. Soon afterward, her mother died and her father - who had loved his wife ... 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
David, the youngest son of Scotland's virtuous queen, (Saint) Margaret, succeeded his brother to the Scottish throne in 1124. David's friend, (Saint) Aelred, abbot of the English monastery of Rievaulx, was later to recount David's religious devotion and his generosity ... continue reading
Abbess and model of the conventual life. Agnes was a friend of the poet Venantius Fortunatus, who visited her in the Holy Cross convent in Poitiers, France. Recognized for her holiness and intelligence, she was named abbess of the convent by St. Radegund, a princess ... 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