Angels & Saints

In our time of troubles and dire need, we call on the celestial army of angels and saints (the word “saint” simply means “holy”) to help us. Posts on Angels are colored green; those on human saints are colored blue.

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Persecution of St. Barnabas,” May 12, 2019.

Angels Watching Over Me,” Michigan Fire Chief Glen Thorman’s home security camera captured image of a huge angel wielding a sword, May 10, 2019.

Sunday Devotional: Seraphim were stationed above,” Feb. 10, 2019.

Painting of Archangel Michael weeps,” Nov. 15, 2018.

Today is our Guardian Angels’ feast day!,” Oct. 2, 2018.

Feast Day of the Archangels,” Sept. 29, 2018.

Angel and Devil on 9/11,” Sept. 11, 2018.

The mysterious figure atop Ground Zero beam of light,” Sept. 11, 2018.

St. Valentine,” Feb. 14, 2017.

St. Thomas Aquinas disapproved of illegal immigration and expected all immigrants to assimilate,” Feb. 4, 2017.

St. Nicholas, model for Santa Claus,” Dec. 16, 2016.
St. Charles Borromeo, Patron Saint of Catechists and Seminarians,” Nov. 5, 2016.
All Saints Day,” Nov. 1, 2016.
Maria Carmen, 9, heard angels sing at her foreseen death,” Oct. 26, 2016.

Sunday Devotional: The Messengers,” July 17, 2016.

St. Paul, whom Christ struck blind,” June 30, 2016.

St. Peter, the Rock,” June 29, 2016.

Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher,” June 24, 2016.
Trust your gut instincts,” June 3, 2016.
St. Joan of Arc,” May 30, 2016.
St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947),” Feb. 8, 2016.

St. Thomas Aquinas, the ‘dumb ox’,” Jan. 28, 2016.

Angel in the woods of northern Georgia?,” Nov. 29, 2015.

Woman saved from burning car by an angel,” Nov. 18, 2015.

An Angel called his name and saved his life,” Oct. 16, 2015.
Pilgrimage of Mercy Tour of Church’s Youngest Saint,” Oct. 7, 2015.
The “Little Flower” – St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus,” Oct. 1, 2015.

The boy who was held by his Angel,” Aug. 30, 2015.

St. Catherine of Bologna, 15th century saint,” March 28, 2015.
Saint Honoratus, Bishop and Confessor,” Jan. 16, 2015.

A soldier’s encounter with Michael the Archangel,” Jan. 5, 2015.

Boy saved from decapitation by sky full of Angels,” Nov. 30, 2014.

Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza (1200-1271), Dominican Preacher,” Oct. 27, 2014.
St. Antonio of Saint Anne Galvao (1739-1822),” Oct. 25, 2014.
St. Anthony Claret (1807-1870),” Oct. 24, 2014.
St. John of Capistrano (1386-1456): Initiative, Organization, Activity,” Oct. 23, 2014.
St. Francis of Assisi – Happy Feast Day – October 4th!,” Oct. 4, 2014.

She saw hundreds of Angels where Flight 93 crashed on 9-11” Sept. 11, 2014.

Angel over Cape Coral,” Aug. 16, 2014.
Edith Stein – now St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross,” Aug. 9, 2014.
Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist,” June 24, 2014.
St. Romuald (950-1027),” June 19, 2014.
St. Joseph Cafasso (1811-1860),” June 17, 2014.
St. John Francis Regis (1597-1640),” June 16, 2014.
St. Albert Chmielowski (1845-1916),” June 14, 2014.
St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church (1195-1231),” June 13, 2014.
Blessed Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland (1298),” June 12, 2014.
St. Barnabas, Patron Saint of Cyprus,” June 11, 2014.
St. John Paul II on the Final Confrontation,” June 11, 2014.
St. Joaquina Vedruna de Mas (1783-1854),” June 10, 2014.
St. Ephrem (306-373), Doctor of the Church,” June 9, 2014.
Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, Martyr (1906-1943),” June 7, 2014.
St. Norbert, Archbishop of Magdeburg, Founder of the Canons Regular of Premontr,” June 6, 2014.
St. Boniface (672 – 754): Martyr, Apostle of Germany,” June 5, 2014.
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions,” June 3, 2013.
St. Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130),” May 15, 2014.
Our Lady of Fatima,” May 13, 2014.
St. Peter of Tarentaise (1102-1174),” May 8, 2014.
Blessed Michael Giedroyc (d. 1485),” May 4, 2014.
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622),” April 24, 2014.
St. Adalbert of Prague, Martyr (956-997),” April 22, 2014.
St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844 – 1879),” April 16, 2014.
Blessed Peter Gonzalez,” April 14, 2014.
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Educator, Founder and Confessor,” April 7, 2014.
St. Casimir of Poland (1484),” March 4, 2014.
St. Katharine Drexel, a Great American Saint (1858-1955),” March 3, 2014.
St. Agnes of Bohemia (1205-1282),” March 2, 2014.
St. David of Wales,” March 2, 2014.
Blessed Daniel Brottier,” Feb. 28, 2014.
St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows,” Feb. 27, 2014.
St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin,” Feb. 26, 2014.
Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio, “Angel of Mexico”,” Feb. 25, 2014.
St. Conrad of Placenza,” Feb. 20, 2014.
St. Simeon, Apostle and Martyr,” Feb. 18, 2014.
The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order – 13th Century,” Feb. 17, 2014.
St. Daniel, Martyr,” Feb. 16, 2014.
St. Sigfrid of Sweden, Missionary Bishop,” Feb. 15, 2014.
St. Catherine dei Ricci,” Feb. 13, 2014.
St. Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch (381 A.D.),” Feb. 12, 2014.
Our Lady of Lourdes,” Feb. 11, 2014.
St. Scholastica (480-542),” Feb. 12, 2014.
St. Apollonia, Virgin and Martyr,” Feb. 9, 2014.
St. Colette of Corbie (1381-1447),” Feb. 7, 2014.
St. Paul Miki and Companions – The 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki,” Feb. 6, 2014.
St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr,” Feb. 5, 2014.
St. John de Britto, Priest and Martyr,” Feb. 4, 2014.
St. Blaise, Bishop of Sebastea, Martyr,” Feb. 3, 2014.
St. Joan de Lestonnac (1556-1640),” Feb. 2, 2014.
St. Henry Morse (1595-1645),” Feb. 1, 2014.
St. John Bosco (1815-1888),” Jan. 31, 2014.
St. Mucian Mary Wiaux,” Jan. 30, 2014.
Saints Sarbelius and Barbea,” Jan. 29, 2014.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church (1225-1274),” Jan. 28, 2014.
St. Angela Merici,” Jan. 27, 2014.
St. Marianne Cope,” Jan. 23, 2014.
St. Volusian,” Jan. 18, 2014.
St. Berard and Companions,” Jan. 16, 2014.
St. Paul the Hermit,” Jan. 15, 2014.
St. Felix of Nola,” Jan. 14, 2014.
St. Hilary of Poitiers, Father of the Church of the West, Doctor of the Church,” Jan. 13, 2014.
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys,” Jan. 12, 2014.
Blessed William Carter,” Jan. 11, 2014.
St. Gregory of Nyssa, Theologian,” Jan. 10, 2014.
St. Adrian of Canterbury, Scholar,” Jan. 9, 2014.
St. Apollinaris of Hierapolis, Bishop,” Jan. 8, 2014.
Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies] [feat. Chris Tomlin]” Oct. 30, 2013.
St. Robert Bellarmine and the Declaration of Independence,” Sept. 17, 2013.
St. Augustine and St. Monica,” Aug. 28, 2013.
Mysterious crash-site priest comes forward !,” Aug. 12, 2013.

We have no nurse named Benjamin,” Aug. 11, 2013.

The face of mysterious priest at car wreck,” Aug. 9, 2013.
A Prayer to our Guardian Angel,” July 30, 2013.
An old dog named Cheyenne ,” July 9, 2013.
Angel over Bardstown police officer’s funeral,” June 13, 2013.
Angel over Florida,” Mar. 17, 2013.
The Devil and St. Cyprian,” Jan. 18, 2013.

Near death, Sen. Mark Kirk saw three Angels,” Jan. 6, 2013.

The Angel who visited a girl with leukemia,” Dec. 24, 2012.

St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr – Example of Courage and Purity Today,” Dec. 13, 2012.
St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra (Fourth Century),” Dec. 6, 2012.
St. Andrew Dung-Lac and 116 Companions,” Nov. 24, 2012.

Angel saves woman from horrific car crash,” Nov. 18, 2012.

How we know there are Saints,” Nov. 1, 2012.

Angel over I-285,” Aug. 7, 2012.
Jesus, remember me,” (St. Dismas), Aug. 3, 2012.
Angel over Aurora,” July 24, 2012.
A saint who understands our troubled times,” July 11, 2012.

And then the Birdies came,” July 8, 2012.

The little girl who became a saint,” July 6, 2012.
St. Paul: The saint whom Christ struck blind,” July 1, 2012.
Calling on the Army of Angels and Saints,” June 22, 2012.

Drowning men saved by a force,” Aug. 5, 2012.

Angels caught on video?,” May 15, 2012.

Near death, he saw towering Angels,” April 29, 2012.

The Miracle of the Sinking SUV,” April 15, 2012.

The Stranger in the Snow,” Nov. 20, 2011.

Saved by Angels on Highway 6,” August 7, 2011.

Two Angels,” November 18, 2010.

 

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Lynda Lewis Bledsaw
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I love this!!! Lynda

Jack
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Jack

Actually there isn’t reason to believe Tolkien meant that. Unlike other Christian fantasy writers such as C.S. Lewis, Tolkien didn’t use direct allegory in his writing and he would oppose the notion that something in LOTR “symbolizes” something else. He definitely has certain themes and messages in his book but they are less concrete than “this means this” Tolkien was a deeply religious man, but I don’t think LOTR can be regarded as a “religious” book any more than it can be said to promote the Norse and Germanic mythology that it draws from – Tolkien fan P.S. The Hobbit… Read more »

Anthony J. P.
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Anthony J. P.

Fantastic post, and oh so relevant. What so quickly and easily comes to mind is the Ark of the Covenant. Though one could very easily post a video of the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark (OK, I will do so, but it’s poor quality), it is, as it is written. And please note the 2.5 hour documentary on The Ark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m83JcNoNQ-4

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Know His Voice

In the original Greek of the New Testament, the word “agios” [pronounced ah-yee-os] is most frequently translated into English as “holy” or “saint”, but to a Greek-speaking person, the word is a compound word. The prefix “a-” is a negative, as is in many English words, i.e., amoral, without morals. The body of the word “gios” or, more familiar to us “geos” is “world”, like “geo” in geography. So, the Greek word the Lord uses to describe those who know him means “not of this world,” in other words, if you are “agios” then you are someone who lives their… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Thanks so much for posting this. We need much more of this sort of information.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd

The army of the undead in LOTR was more like the Evil Dead. They were undead because they were oath breakers and they were malevolent towards the living. However you can relate them to saints and angels if you like because what they positively do share with those characters is that they are not real. Well some saints were real but aren’t now.

Sholomo
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Sholomo

The army of ghosts were not nice or saintly; they were held in a form of limbo due to their sins. The concept of supernatural assistance in a worldly battle is fair enough, but in this case only the moral and blood purity of a hereditary Divine Right king was able to harness their malevolent energies and ultimately rescind their curse. That Aragorn resisted the Dwarf (Jew) desire to retain their services ad infinitem seemed a comment on the Jewish propensity to misuse dangerous powers for their own ends. One is reminded of the fate of the priests of the… Read more »

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

Tolkien & Lewis attended Oxford where Fabian Socialists like Alfred Milner attended, thus they were aware about their plans for a one world government, and wrote their books accordingly as a warning/condemnation of them.