While I was still in high school,one day I was coming home from school angry about some insignificant thing that happened that day. In that state I was approaching a large crossroads on my way home. Given the thought I was completely focused on the anger I felt, I didn't really perceive what was going on around me. All I was thinking about was how to get home as soon as possible. I remember I saw the red light for the cars going in the other direction, but the people standing at the crossing were still waiting for the green light. I didn't care much about it so I (looking at the floor and in my own thoughts) went crossing the road. Suddenly I felt very warm and "for some reason" I lifted my head only to see a white van rushing as much as a millimetre away from my face. Not to mention that I found myself standing a bit further back from where I was standing a second ago, knowing that I definitely didn't move willingly as I was angry, rushing to cross the road. I also know that happened only a few days after I read a book about the angels and their presence in our lives. It was an interesting way of "turning theory into practice", wasn't it?;)...Thank you, God!!!
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. Tarasius was subject of the Byzantine Empire. He was raised to the highest honors in the Empire as Consul, and later became first secretary to the Emperor Constantine and his mother, Irene. When ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)Virgin and Martyr Edith Stein, born in 1891 in Breslau, Poland, was the youngest child of a large Jewish family. She was an outstanding student and was well versed in philosophy with a particular interest in ... 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
St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. He was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus and his attribute is a club. Images of St. Jude often include a flame around his head, which represent his presence at Pentecost, ... continue reading
Maria Josefa Sancho de Guerra (Maria Josefa of the Heart of Jesus, September 7, 1842 - March 20, 1912) was a Spanish nun, founder of the Institute of the Servants of Jesus charity and declared a saint by the Catholic Church in 2000. Born in 1842 in the city of ... 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