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Angelic Eyes

Location: Bloomingdale, IL USA

By: Daniel M.

One day i was bored and my mom had lit a candle. So i started dropping things into the flame, the candle was tall and it was in a glass cylinder. then i dropped a couple matches in and a bigger flame came up so i thought it was cool the glass wasnt burning so it was bigger and i dont know why i let it go that long but the glass exploded with big and little shards sooting everywhere. and i am sure that thanks to my guardian angel, my face or body was not cut , my eyes were not blinded by the glass and i wasnt harmed at all. to this day i really remember that my guardian angel is always with me and i say that prayer to the guardian angel every day.

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First Martyrs of the See of Rome

The holy men and women are also called the “Protomartyrs of Rome.” They were accused of burning Rome by Nero , who burned Rome to cover his own crimes. Some martyrs were burned as living torches at evening banquets, some crucified, others were fed to wild animals. These martyrs died before Sts. Peter and Paul, and are called “disciples of the Apostles. . . whom ... continue reading



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Lucy's name means "light", with the same root as "lucid" which means "clear, radiant, understandable." Unfortunately for us, Lucy's history does not match her name. Shrouded in the darkness of time, all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life in the persecution of Christians in the ... continue reading


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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 angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading



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