A few years ago, while praying during my hour of Eucharistic Adoration in our parish church I felt compelled to walk up in the back to the choir loft. From this vantage point you can kneel, and look down over the pews, and towards the sanctuary. Our church is moderate in size, not a chapel by any means. I was all alone, during my hour of 5-6 a.m. It was winter time, definitely still very dark outside. The interior of the church has a dozen or so light fixtures, each having many lights. During the once-a-week night we have Adoration, these lights are dimmed. Since I was up in the back, the light was even dimmer. As I finished the Rosary, I felt compelled to pray the St. Michael prayer. At that time I mostly knew it, but knowing it was always on the back of our missal, I grabbed it. I begin the prayer and inside I say to myself "I can't read this too good" - INSTANTLY the church lights go significantly brighter - I say the prayer, chills inside, and begin to exit the choir loft. At this time the lights go back down to dim.
Think what you will, but of course this happened without me thinking in any way it was...going to happen! That very day I ordered a St. Michael medal & necklace. Got it, had it blessed by our pastor, and on the back I had the date of this "happening" engraved. St. Michael, pray for us against the evils of Satan - amen!
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.
St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
St. Genevieve was born about the year 422, at Nanterre near Paris. She was seven years old when St. Germain of Auxerre came to her native village on his way to great Britain to combat the heresy of Pelagius. The child stood in the midst of a crowd gathered around the ... 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. Julie (Julia) Billiart was born in 1751 and died in 1816. As a child, playing "school" was Julie's favorite game. When she was sixteen, to help support her family, she began to teach "for real". She sat on a haystack during the noon recess and told the biblical ... continue reading
Francis was born at Paola, Italy and was educated at the Franciscan friary of San Marco there, and when fifteen became a hermit near Paola. In 1436, he and two companions began a community that is considered the foundation of the Minim Friars. He built a monastery ... continue reading
By Billy Atwell
In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October 17, the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch. St. Ignatius of Antioch is a bishop and martyr of the Church who died in the year 107. He was torn ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes