Skip to main content

Angel of comfort

Location: Farnborough Hampshire United Kingdom

By: Arlene Hiles

Hello, just thought I would share what I feel was a angel encounter. My husband was at the time, who had cancer of the lung was still alive and in bed with me. I seemed to sort of wake up but not in the normal sense, and noticed a lot of light flooding from my door into the room, and there was a figure in this light, but I could not make out the features very well, and he was very tall and seemed to be in a garment of white flowing to the ground. I did not hear words in the ordinary sense, but he kind of said to me, that he would keep the evil one away, and it was as if he was sending some comfort and I think he was maybe preparing me for my husband's death as well as waiting maybe for my husband to pass on.


I am not sure why I was able to see such a vision as I am not a very religious person, well not in the sense that one would expect a person who has seen an angel to be etc, and have made lots of mistakes in my life and plenty of room to try and be a better person etc. Anyway that is how I see it, and if anyone should have seen this angel it should I feel have been my husband as although not perfect etc, he was a good man and always wanted to help people etc.


There was comfort about this angel as well. There also seemed to be something on his head like a kind of head covering.


I think the message is to us all, that in times of death we are not alone and also to assure us that our loved ones are being taken care of and that they are not alone either. God Bless

Angel Encounters

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.

Submit Stories


Showing -49 - 250 of 329 Angel Stories


Title Author

Browse Saints by Alphabet

Search Saints:


Patron Saints by Alphabet


Browse Saints by Category


Saint of the Day: St. Anicetus

St. Anicetus

Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the controversy between East and West over the date of Easter. St. Polycarp, a disciple of John, is reported to have visited him in Rome about the dispute, which was to accelerate and grow more heated over the following ... continue reading



Saint Calendar
Saint Feast Days
Saint Fun Facts

St. Anastasia

St. Anastasia

- "excerpts taken from Victories of the Martyrs," by St. Alphonsus de Liguori Taken from the Acts of St. Anastasia, who is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass, and commemorated by the Church [old calendar] on December 25, St. Anastasia was a spiritual child of St. Chrysogonus (also martyred). The time frame is during the Diocletian persecution in the fourth ... continue reading


Saint Feast Days by Month


St. Gabriel, the Archangel

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

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



What's New

What's New in Saints

Catholic Online has updated its Saints page with thousands of new entries and updates! An ideal place to find everything you want to know about the saints. Whether you have a special devotion, an academic interest, or even just casual curiosity, this page is all you need.


Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of California.' in September 2015.
A Patron Saint for California

During his visit to the United States this coming September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of ... continue reading

Author Alex Basile serves as the Religion Department Chairman at Kellenberg Memorial High School and has written nine books for Saint Pauls Alba House.(www.alexbasile.net)
Lessons From Saint Joseph The Carpenter

Every carpenter must practice patience. We can learn important lessons from the wood shop in Nazareth from the humble Saint Joseph. I have ... continue reading




Find Saints

Catholic Online offers the largest searchable database of Catholic Saints on the internet.

Browse Saints
by Alphabet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Patron Saints
by Alphabet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Newsletter Sign Up



Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 5:34-42
One member of the Sanhedrin, however, a Pharisee called ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14
[Of David] Yahweh is my light and my salvation, whom should I ... Read More

Gospel, John 6:1-15
After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee -- or of Tiberias- ... Read More

Saint of the Day

April 17 Saint of the Day

St. Anicetus
April 17: Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and ... Read More