By: Debra Sueper
Location: Omaha Nebraska USA
Starting ten years ago my mother Rose Margaret passed away suddenly after a short illness. This was devastating for our family. Then two years after that my father Dale passed away after a short illness. This left my family feeling lost. I am the oldest of four adult children and I now felt the reality of our mortality. Several years later After watching the nightly news and after listening to all the bad things happening in the world I went to bed feeling sad. I started saying my nightly prayers and cried and told my parents how much I loved and missed them. I must have fallen asleep during this time and the next thing I remember was waking up startled and with eyes wide awake saw white translucent angelic looking spirits floating above me. At first I was scared and opened and closed my eyes several times, then the next thing I remember was the touch of a hand on my right shoulder, at that very moment I had a sense of pure calm and peace. I remember feeling like everything was going to be okay and I closed my eyes and fell asleep. I remembered this experience the next morning when I woke up and felt like I had experienced something very special. This reaffirmed my belief in 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.
Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" Andrew understood ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
With the lives of so many early martyrs shrouded in legend, we are fortunate to have the record of the courage of Perpetua and Felicity from the hand of Perpetua herself, her teacher Saturus, and others who knew them. This account, known as "The Martyrdom of Perpetua ... 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
David, the youngest son of Scotland's virtuous queen, (Saint) Margaret, succeeded his brother to the Scottish throne in 1124. David's friend, (Saint) Aelred, abbot of the English monastery of Rievaulx, was later to recount David's religious devotion and his generosity ... continue reading
Abbess and model of the conventual life. Agnes was a friend of the poet Venantius Fortunatus, who visited her in the Holy Cross convent in Poitiers, France. Recognized for her holiness and intelligence, she was named abbess of the convent by St. Radegund, a princess ... continue reading
By Jennifer Hartline
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