Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By: Dawn Gudat

Location: Garfield Heights Ohio USA

In October 2001 I found out I was pregnant with my 5th child. It was my mom's 10th grandchild. She was so excited when we told her the news. She said 10 was a lucky number. She passed away on December 12,2001 just 3 days before my birthday. What a way to celebrate your birthday at a funeral home. But I was determined to spend my birthday with my mom. On June 17,2002 our 4th. son Chad Daniel was born. It was a very bitter sweet moment.She was determined to be in the delivery room. Everybody told me she was but not in the sense I wanted her to be.I really wished she could see him. Not sure of my beliefs of life after death. I knew what I was tought but a little part of me always wondered. Later that night when all the visitors and my husband left the hospital the nurse brought Chad in to get some mommy baby alone time. She put his little crib between my bed and the window. The nurse later came in to take him to the nursery so I could get some rest. I told her to leave him with me so we could spend his first night in the world mommy and not strangers.I just needed him with me. I fell asleep for about an hour as his little clear crib was next to my bed. I jumped up quickly as having the feeling of somebody standing over my baby.As I looked over to check on him and saw he was sound asleep and nobody was in the room I looked at the window to find my mom the most BEAUTIFUL Angel I have ever seen. Okay the only Angel I have ever seen but either way the most BEAUTIFUL. She was floating in the air with her pink dress that she was layed out in. She was just floating outside the window coming down to get a glimpse of wahat would be her last grandchild. I guess nobody not even JESUS was going to keep her from checking out the newest Angel in our lives. Her wings were the most beautiful,biggest,whitest,fluffiest things I have ever could have imagined. They were well deserved by her. She really earned them. Anyway I could not believe ehat I was seeing. I rubbed my eyes in disbelief or to think maybe I was dreaming as a tear fell down her cheek she just winked at me blew me a kiss as to say good job kiddo and she slowly flew up. Leaving nothing but her little pink painted toenails wiggling on the way up. My mom was ALWAYS barefoot. That was my one request when making funeral arrangements that she was not going to spend eternity with shoes that she hated even though she owned 500 pairs. We even laughed my brother made the comment she was brought into this world a pollack and would leave a hillbilly. I have a touch lamp that I bought and whenever my mom is talked about which is daily the lamp turns on by itself. The kids get excited because they feel it is her energy around us that makes it turn on and they won't let you turn it off til bedtime. They say goodnight Granny visit us tomorrow. We Love You.

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 301 - 329 of 329
  1. Mom's Passing Gift, by Vicky Zuwala
  2. My Angel, by Jerry Wallace
  3. A Wake-Up Call, by Kathryn Adriano
  4. Just relax!, by Maureen Moore
  5. Everything will be alright, by John May
  6. Josephina, by Anonymous
  7. guardian angel, by B. Baptiste
  8. My Grandmother's Grave, by Michelle Brylowska
  9. My mom came to see her grandson for the first time, by Dawn Gudat
  10. Joan of arc, by Meagan Kaminski
  11. Two Angels in one day, by Trina Moore
  12. Dreams, by Michelle Vargas
  13. I believe, by Samantha Wynkoop
  14. no title, by Anonymous
  15. Ignatius, by Theresa Smaroff
  16. God's Will, by Jennifer Martin
  17. Grandfather as an angel, by Kathleen Liner
  18. Homeless Angel, by Angela Ohanian
  19. An Angel in my Kitchen, by Joycelyn Smith
  20. Angels are Everywhere, by Jaci Tron
  21. Four Wheel Drive Angels, by John Haas
  22. Angels in the Train Station, by C. E.
  23. Someone has saved me!, by Mary Leeneth Lauron
  24. Angel Couple, by Randy Rodriguez
  25. Not my time, by FIONA MALONEY
  1. no title, by Christina Song
  2. One night, by Christian Elizalde
  3. Police Officer's Partner, by Alfredo Lopez
  4. An Angel's Message of Warning, by Joan Fowler

More Saints

Browse Saints by Category

Popular Saints




Image of St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

Saint Charles Borromeo was born on October 2, 1538 at the castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore near Milan. His father was the Count of Arona and his mother a member of the House of Medici. He ... continue reading


Image of St. Philip Neri

St. Philip Neri

If one had to choose one saint who showed the humorous side of holiness that would Philip Neri. Born in 1515 in Florence, he showed the impulsiveness and spontaneity of his character ... continue reading


Image of St. Margaret of Scotland

St. Margaret of Scotland

Margaret was an English princess. She and her mother sailed to Scotland to escape from the king who had conquered their land. King Malcolm of Scotland welcomed them and fell in love with ... continue reading

All Popular Saints

Saint of the Day

Image of St. Frumentius

St. Frumentius

Called "Abuna" or "the fa­ther' of Ethiopia, sent to that land by St. Athanasius. Frumentius was born in Tyre, Lebanon. While on a voyage in the Red Sea with St. Aedesius, possibly his brother, only ... 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


Female Saints

Image of St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Ávila was born Teresa Ali Fatim Corella Sanchez de Capeda y Ahumada in Ávila, Spain. Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to European colonization. Two years after she was born, Luther started the ... continue reading

More Female Saints

Saint Calendar
Saint Feast Days
Saint Fun Facts


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. Rupert

St. Rupert

Bishop and missionary, also listed as Robert of Hrodbert. A member of a noble Frankish family, he was appointed bishop of Worms, Germany, and then dedicated himself to spreading the faith among the Germans. With the patronage of Duke Thedo of Bavaria, he took over the ... continue reading

Saints Fun Facts for St. Fina

St. Fina

St. Fina or Seraphina, Virgin A.D. 1253 The old town of San Geminiano in Tuscany treasures with special veneration the memory of Santa Fina, a young girl whose claim to be recognized as a saint lay in the perfect resignation with which she accepted bodily suffering. ... continue reading

Christian Saints & Heroes

Image of One of many icons of St. Ignatius of Antioch

St. Ignatius of Antioch: Model of Bravery, Man for our Times

By Billy Atwell

In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October 17, the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch.  St. Ignatius of Antioch is a bishop and martyr of the Church who died in the year 107.  He was torn ... continue reading

More Christian Saints & Heroes


Newsletter Sign Up icon

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

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ephesians 6:10-20
10 Finally, grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
1 [Of David] Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for war and ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 13:31-35
31 Just at this time some Pharisees came up. 'Go away,' they said. 'Leave ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for October 27th, 2016 Image

St. Frumentius
October 27: Called "Abuna" or "the fa­ther' of Ethiopia, ... Read More