By: Nicole Curry
Some years ago I worked at a very large retail store in the men's fragrance department. Over the course, of going through old jewelry I came across what I later determined throught the internet to be a Miraculous Medal that I had received on my First Communion in 2nd grade. When I read the story of this particular medal I immediately knew that I had to wear it at all times. The particular medal that was given to me was gold and, at the time, I did not have a gold chain but silver instead. My first thought was to buy another chain but then I thought to myself I will just buy a silver medal the next time I visit the basilica in DC which is only 20 minutes from where I live. Well, two to three weeks went buy and this thought was on my mind quite a bit but I never spoke about it at work for many reasons with the main one that my employere never liked people to speak about religion too much during work hours. One day I was working the counter by myself when a man who looked to be in his forties approached the counter asking for newest fragrance. I showed him the launch fragrance for that month and he immediately said yes he would take two and for me to wrap one. While I rang him up, collected the money, and wrapped the gift he simply stared never smiling but not frowning either. He eyed me closing very businesslike. When I finished and handed him his wrapped items in a shopping bag he said and stood there for a moment while I started to collect the scraps of the wrapping paper to throw away. He then turned to me held an nickel in his and and stated, "Oh, and this is for you", while calmly putting it on the counter top and sliding it towards me. My first thought was he was trying to tip me for wrapping his gift. He then turned and walked away quickly. When I got over to the counter top and picked up the nickel I realized it was....a silver, Miraculous Medal!!!! How could he have known? I never told anyone that it was my wish to go buy one as soon as possible. To this day, I never saw him again but I try to never take it off. I believe my wants were heard and answered by my angels!
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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By Jennifer Hartline
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