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.
Eldest son of a shoemaker, John was born at Diest, Brabant. He early wanted to be a priest, and when thirteen became a servant in the household of one of the Cathedral canons at Malines, John ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Irish abbess and disciple of St. Abban. When St. Abban founded a convent in Ballyvourney, County Cork, Ireland, Gobnata was placed in charge. A well there bears her name. continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief ... 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 ... continue reading
St. John Vianney, Priest (Patron of priests) Feast day - August 4 Universally known as the "Cure of Ars)," St. John Mary Vianney was ordained a priest in 1815. Three years later he was made parish priest of Ars, a remote French hamlet, where his reputation as a ... continue reading
Saint Birgitta was the daughter of Uppland's Lagman, Birger Petersson and his wife, Ingeborg, who was a member of the same clan as the reigning family. Birgitta's family was pious; her father went to confession every Friday and made long and arduous pilgrimages as far ... continue reading
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St. Therese helps me understand: "the splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not take away the perfume of the little violet or the delightful simplicity of the daisy.if all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty, and the ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes