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.
Saints Joaquin (sometimes spelled "Joachim," pronounced "wal-keem") and Anne, are the parents of the Virgin Mary. There are no mentions of them in the Bible or Gospels, what we know comes from ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated. There is much debate over her birthparents, but it is widely believed her mother was Brocca, a Christian baptized by Saint Patrick, and her ... 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. Joan de Lestonnac was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1556. She married at the age of seventeen. The happy marriage produced four children, but her husband died suddenly in 1597. After her children were raised, she entered the Cistercian monastery at Toulouse. Joan ... continue reading
Franciscan missionary and traveler. Born Odoric Mattiussi at Villanova, near Pordenone, Italy, he entered the Franciscans in 1300 and became a hermit. After several years, he took to preaching in the region of Udine, northern Italy, attracting huge crowds ... continue reading
By Deacon Keith Fournier
This great defender of the faith insisted on the central claim of Christianity: God can be known and loved-indeed, that is why He came into our midst in the person of His Son; so that through a relationship with Jesus Christ, man could participate in the very ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes