By: Paula Garon
This isn't the first time I survived a car accident that could of been deadly. The first accident I had was when I was 17. My mom claims it as her story and her angel she actually saw but either way my life was spared. It was a rainy, hot, summer day in Florida. I was driving around a curve and the road was slick. I slammed on my breaks and lost control of my car. I slid into the other lane hitting an oncoming vehicle. I remember clearly feeling that loss of control and shouting "God help me!" as the car hit the other car head on and spun around. I hit my ear on the mirror and bruised my body. I remember laying on the ground with many people standing over me. My mom said when she arrived at the accident which was less than 1/4 mile from our home she feared the worse. She saw a crowd of people hovering around me. She said she first saw a woman with gray slicked back hair and beautiful skin. She said this woman touched her shoulder and said I was going to be alright. When my mom finally got to me and saw I was okay she was relieved. She looked back around but could not find that woman anywhere. She believes it was my guardian angel. I do too!
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.
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Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St. Ingrid lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She was the first Dominican nun in Sweden and in 1281 she founded the first Dominican cloister there, called St. Martin's in Skänninge. She died in 1282 surrounded by an aura of sanctity. Miracles obtained through her ... continue reading
St. Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus. He remained some days in Damascus after his Baptism, and then went to Arabia, possibly for a year or two to prepare himself for his future missionary activity. Having returned to Damascus, he stayed there for a time, preaching in the synagogues that Jesus is ... continue reading
On April 16, 1879, Bernadette -- or Sister Marie-Bernard, as she was known within her order -- died in the Sainte Croix (Holy Cross) Infirmary of the Convent of Saint-Gildard. She was thirty-five. Born into a humble family which little by little fell into extreme poverty, Bernadette had always been a frail child. Quite young, she had already suffered from ... continue reading
The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading
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We learn from St. Clare both the importance of giving one's life to Christ as well as the sublime, eternal rewards of doing so. When we ... continue reading