Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By: Roxanne Cintron

Location: Secaucus NJ USA

When I was a college student, I took a job in a store that sold Apple Computers. The other staff members were mostly students, also. One reminded me of David Niven. He had a slight build, a charming smile, and a sharp wit. It was no surprise to any of us when he interviewed for a position at a software publisher in New York City and was immediately hired. We all took our turns congratulating him. I was particularly happy fo rhim because he had always made life at the store entertaining with his comments and optimistic take on life.


I told him how happy I was for him and asked him where his job was located. Our store was only half an hour from Manhattan. He told me he would be working at the World Trade Center. It was then that my heart sank. My former employer and I had visited her husband\'s office there once and I had been scared to see a small plane flying close to the towers. My friend\'s husband had assured me then that all people were told to go to the fireproof stairways in the event of a plane crash.


When I talked to Andy he told me the same thing. However, my feelings were stronger than ever this time. I asked him what he would do if the crash occurred beneath his floor. He said that he would go to the roof to wait for an helicopter. He seemed so confident and I did not want to sound like an old fuddy duddy. So I said to him, \"Well, I;m sure God would take care of you.\" His next words stunned me. He told me that he was agnostic and did not really believe in God. I ws floored when a voice said to me that I shoudl tell hiom that if he wre ever in a very bad situation that God would forgive those words even at the last minute. Insterad of saying that I told him something a little milder, that God would always take care of him because he was such a nice person. But in my mind I saw him trapped in the World Trade Center.


Of course, years passed and I never saw my co-worker again. I was living right across from the World Trade Center and working in West New York when the planes hit the Twin Towers in September, 2001. My first thoughts were of my former co-worker. I always prayed that he had somehow made it out alive. But when I saw the list of confirmed dead his name was at the top.


I was talkign with friends recently, five years after the tragedy recounting this stoy when my best friend looked me in the eye and told me two stories that allayed my fears for him.


One story was of her friend who had just arrived at the WTC when the first plane hit. She was Catholic but also Pentecostal and had run for her life over the Brooklyn Bridge as a cloud of debris and dust hurtled toward her. She finally outran the cloud and had time to turn to look at what was unfolding. It was then that she saw thousands of angels riding the clouds, bearing spirits of the newly dead to a gigantic figure of Jesus. This had truly touched me becaue I had seen the Associated Press photograph reprinted in Newsweek of a diablolical head in the dust alongside the World Trade Cecnter smirking evilly. I had wondered where God was that day and now I knew. Of course, he was there.


But still I fretted over my co-worker. What about someone who was agnostic?


My friend, Ronnie, told me this story. A Catholic priest had also witnessed the crashes from the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge and felt complelled to say the prayers of Last Rites as the buldings fell and long afterward. He said them, she told me, so that all the souls who needed it could go to heaven.


These healing words lifted a five year burden from my hear. That she should have learned of these two miracles and been able to repeat them to me was a thrid miracle.


I know that Andy who was truly one of God\'s special people was only being called home. His guardian angel and the angels of my best friend, her friend, the priest in Brooklyn, the angels of all those people trapped in the world Trade Center towers and on the planes, and finally my guardian angel were all taking part in God\'s plan to protect, to deliver, and to comfort.


Angel Stories

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.

Angel Stories


Showing 201 - 250 of 329
  1. my angel was sent to save me, by Carlos Perez
  2. Car Trouble and Angels to Assist, by Suzie
  3. the bird encounter, by Connor Pierce
  4. Ball of Light, by A Smith
  5. My Mom's Nurse, by Linda Driskill
  6. Don't See and Believe, by Billy Cokit
  7. An angel heard my prayer, by Maria Cabral
  8. TIMOTHY, by RICHARD BURDITT JR
  9. My life was saved, by Amanda Theobald
  10. Angel Power, by Shirley Abuel
  11. Angel outside the Parish, by Abram Toa
  12. You Should Watch, by Christian Duguay
  13. How an angel saved my daughter, by Patricia Ten Eyck
  14. I am okay now, by Jessica Edwards
  15. An angel saved my life, by Vincent Parise
  16. They came to take him home, by Elizabeth Conner-Ster
  17. Driving with angels..., by Lori Leissner
  18. Angel with A White Beard, by Sam Ramirez
  19. Angel in Waiting, by Mike Seddon
  20. My angel brought me home, by Nena Sunico
  21. Thank you, by Julie Power
  22. Saved from ferocious dogs, by Roger Hayes
  23. Angel Abby, by Billy Fisher
  24. visit from an angel, by holly mora
  25. Saved from emotional hell, by Paul
  1. A Tall White Angel, by Noelia R. Cambero
  2. There is no doubt Angels are real, by sheree davenport
  3. The Power of the Rosary, by Rosalie Francaviglia
  4. World Trade Center Angels, by Roxanne Cintron
  5. Elaines Angles, by Margaret Graham
  6. An Angelic Appearence , by Sunaira Barkat
  7. Touched By An Angel, by Debra Sueper
  8. We are never alone, by Bonnie Franklin
  9. The faith of my Grandmother, by Daphne Hebert
  10. Angel of comfort, by Arlene Hiles
  11. I did not think of God at all until I saw my granddaddy, by lindsey stewart
  12. touched by an angel, by Tina Willis
  13. Watching My Back, by Amanda Joiner
  14. MOTHER'S ENCOUNTER WITH ANGELS, by MARIBEL GONZALEZ
  15. Thoughts of My Angel!, by Marsha Neuschwanter
  16. Guardian Angel, by Michael Gomez
  17. My Aunt's Prayer, by valerie coranado
  18. Angel Mechanic, by Christine Clarke
  19. Angel at Bedtime, by Renee Woznesensky
  20. Erin, by Leigh Boyles
  21. The cook , by Robert Clements
  22. Long Hair, by Crystal Denney
  23. It's Mother Calling, by John Nichols
  24. Treasure our gifts, by Kim J.
  25. aNgeL sEnT bY God, by Ellaine Manansala

More Saints






Browse Saints by Category


Popular Saints

Rank

Saint

96.

Image of St. Dominic Savio

St. Dominic Savio

St. Dominic Savio was born in Italy in 1842. One day when he was just four, he disappeared and his good mother went looking for him. She found the little fellow in a corner praying with his ... continue reading

97.

Image of St. Anne

St. Anne

Also called Euphemianus, a widow, born in Constantinople. From a good family, Anne was forced to marry. When widowed, she assumed a male disguise and the name of Euphemianus. As this male, ... continue reading

98.

Image of St. Catherine of Bologna

St. Catherine of Bologna

St. Catherine of Bologna, Virgin (Patroness of Artists) Feast - March 9th Born in 1413, Catherine de Vigri was the daughter of a diplomatic agent of the Marquis of Ferrara. At the age of ... continue reading

All Popular Saints

Saint of the Day

Image of St. Mechtildis

St. Mechtildis

Benedictine abbess and miracle worker. She was the daughter of Count Berthold of Andechs, in modem Bavaria, Germany. The count and his wife, Sophia, founded a monastery on their esĀ­tate at Diessen, ... continue reading

More Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day by E-Mail

Saint of the Day newsletter icon

Learn about the lives of the saints and other saint resources, including a calendar, over 5,000 saint biographies, our most popular saints, and a list of patron saints. 7 days / week. See Sample


Required


Female Saints

Image of St. Clare

St. Clare

St. Clare of Assisi was born in Assisi on July 16, 1194, as Chiara Offreduccio, the beautiful eldest daughter of Favorino Sciffi, Count of Sasso-Rosso and his wife Ortolana. Tradition says her father was a wealthy representative of an ancient Roman family and her ... continue reading

More Female Saints



Saint Calendar
Saint Feast Days
Saint Fun Facts

Angels

Image of St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

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



Saints Fun Facts

Saints Fun Facts for St. Francis Borgia

St. Francis Borgia

Francis was a young nobleman at the court of the King of Spain. He became a Duke when he was only thirty-three and lived a happy, peaceful life with his wife Eleanor and their eight children. But unlike so many other powerful nobles, Francis was a perfect Christian ... continue reading

Saints Fun Facts for St. Artaldus

St. Artaldus

Artaldus (also called Arthaud) was born in the castle of Sothonod in Savoy. At the age of eighteen, he went to the court of Duke Amadeus III, but a year or two after, he became a Carthusian at Portes. After many years, being a priest and an experienced and holy ... continue reading



Christian Saints & Heroes

Image of Mother Teresa of Calcutta is an example for all to follow, even the nonbeliever.

Here's 3 reasons why the canonization of Mother Teresa matters to you

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

On September 4, 2016, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Her canonization is an important event for Catholics and all people around the world. Here's 3 reasons why. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - When Mother Teresa is ... continue reading

More Christian Saints & Heroes

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • St. Mechtildis: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • Liberal California Rep. has meltdown after famed Civil Rights ...
  • Daily Reading for Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 HD Video
  • Advent Prayer HD Video
  • The Visitation Continues. Learning to Evangelize from Mary
  • Snowden refuses to stand trial despite Eric Holder's claim the ...
  • Daily Readings for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Zephaniah 3:14-18,
14 Shout for joy, daughter of Zion, Israel, shout aloud! Rejoice, exult ... Read More

Psalm, Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
2 Look, he is the God of my salvation: I shall have faith and not be ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:39-56
39 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 31st, 2016 Image

St. Mechtildis
May 31: Benedictine abbess and miracle worker. She was ... Read More