US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Messengers of comfort and courage: The truth about angels

How people of faith throughout the ages have found meaning in angels.

By Lisa Raatikainen |
Article Your Faith

Around the turn of the millenium, British scholar Emma Heathcote-James set out to collect stories of modern day angel encounters. She placed a classified ad seeking personal accounts of angelic contact and was startled at the number of people who eagerly came forward to share their experiences. The reports rolled in from across a wide swath of cultural and religious identities, including many who claimed little interest in spiritual matters.