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What Are Guardian Angels?

Updated on July 3, 2012
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What Are Guardian Angels

Do you know that most American's believe in Guardian Angels. How about you? I really would like to hear from everyone about what they think about Guardian Angels. I know you've probably heard someone say, " Well His Guardian Angel Must Have Been Looking Out For Him "

I was raised as a child in the Catholic church and my Grandmother and Mother both believed very much in Guardian Angels. My Grandmother had a huge picture of the picture at the top of the page here framed and covered with glass up over her bed all the time I was growing up. So I grew up believing in Guardian Angels and other spiritual beings. As a very young child I discovered that I had the unique ability as did a lot of the people in my family of being able to see ghosts and other paranormal activity so I thought okay I know ghosts exist so why not Guardian Angels.

No I'm not going to tell you I've ever saw a Guardian Angel but my Mom thought she once saw the Angel of Death when my Dad's brother was killed in an automobile accident. She described it as a figure almost seven foot tall wearing dark robes with huge wings. She said just as they heard the news of my Uncles death that she looked out the front door of her house and the being was standing under the large oak tree at the edge of the yard. She said that even though there was not a cloud in the sky that she saw a brilliant flash like lightening and then a loud clap of thunder. She said that what ever the being was vanished at that exact same time.

If you believe in the Bible then you have to believe in Angels because they are mentioned many times both in the new and old testament and its not far fetched for me to believe that we have a Guardian Angel that looks out for us and protects us.

One of my favorite TV shows of all time was, " Touched By An Angel ". That show was a lot like what I like to think that Angels are like. I often think about where it says in the bible to be careful less you entertain angels unaware ". I don't know about you but that really makes me think.

According to popular legend and lore each person has a guardian angel that looks after them and protects them from all harm. It is in Matthew 18 - 10 that Jesus himself said that children have Guardian Angels that look out for them and protect them.

Most people believe that the Angels look out for adults to and pray to God for intercession for those people they are assigned to watch over. The Catholics teach that from birth until death each person has a Guardian Angel that looks out for them and protects them.

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The Experience Of My Mom With The Angel Of Death.

All my life I've believed that there are guardian angels around us. My Mom often told me the story of seeing the death angel when her young brother in law died as the result of a automobile accident. She said that the death angel appeared to her so she would know her young brother in law was okay. He had been killed that day about 2 P.M. and my Mom said she saw the death angel appear to her and tell her that her young brother in law was in the arms of Jesus.

I know for a fact that my Mom always believed that. She described the death angel as a man over seven foot tall with wings and he came to her while she was setting under a tree just down the road from her house crying over the death of her 12 year old brother in law that day. The 12 year old boy who was my Mom's brother in law had been thrown thru the cars windshield and killed. She said the huge angel who she said had to be the angel of death appeared to her and told her that she no longer needed to cry that Ed her young brother in law was in the arms of Jesus. I know for a fact that this happened to my Mom because she would have never said it did if it had not.

Sherri's Story Of The Angel With Her Son.

A woman I know who's name is Sherri had a nine year old son who was very sick with meningitis. The boy had been very sick for three days and Sherri was setting with her young son at the hospital that night. She said that as the night went by that the two nurses spent more and more time in the room and she knew her son was really sick. She went at one time to the hospital chapel and prayed and came back to the room. Not long afterwards her son gasped for breath and on one side of the bed a young nurse was holding the boys hand. As Sherri looked up she said she saw a beautiful man angel walk up on the other side of the bed and she said she watched her sons spirit get up out of his body and take the angel by the hand. She said a place in the ceiling lite up with brilliant light and as the angel and her son walked by her and straight up into the hole in the ceiling and it closed. As the angel walked by her she heard him say he's going to be with Jesus and then they were gone. She said it hurt when her son died but she said she was convinced he was with Jesus in heaven.

Old Man And His Guardian Angel

I used to work with Catholic Charities in New Orleans and we had this man that everyone called, " Old Man ". He was about 75 but no one knew for sure. He had worked on shrimp boats in the gulf until he hurt his back bad and no one would let him work anymore. In the winter of 1989 I worked a night or two a week as the night manager at one of the homeless shelters downtown in New Orleans. That winter it was particularly cold for New Orleans. I met " Old Man " that winter. He was about five foot five inches tall and probably around 120 pounds. He would come to the shelter to eat lunch and supper but we never could get him to spend the night.About twice a week he would stay long enough for a shower and a change of clothes but then he would be gone.

That winter like I said it was cold and New Orleans had the only snow that the city had seen in over a hundred years that winter. At about 2 A.M. on the night of the snow a policeman called the shelter and asked if I would go with him because another police officer had found " Old Man " dead behind a building down the street. I went with him and he said I wouldn't have bothered you but you got to see this.

When we got there old man was dead laying on his side covered by the blanket I had given him. You could see where someone had knelt in the snow beside the old man's body and their were the knee prints of the person in the snow. Now that wasn't that strange. But what was strange was that back behind those knee prints in the snow it looked like the prints of a angels wings in the snow. As I looked I felt cold chills run down my back. You see old man had always told me and the police officers that worked the neighborhood that he had a guardian angel that always looked after him. And I have to think that when the old man died that his guardian angel was there with him. Old man was loved by everyone in the area and a autopsy was done but he had died of natural causes. The coroner said he just went to sleep.

Those are three angel stories that I either took part in or that were told to me by people I knew and yes I believe in guardian angels. There just have to be guardian angels and after I heard those peoples stories I was more convinced than ever. I think and like to hope that somewhere back over my shoulder there that a guardian angel is watching me. There just has to be. If you have a guardian angel story feel free to post it in the comments section below. And thanks very much for taking the time to read these guardian angel stories. I really do appreciate you reading the stories.

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Wht Do You Think About Guardin Angels?

Some people believe that each person on earth has their own Guardian Angel that is assigned to them all their life while other people believe that when ever their is a need that Guardian Angels come to our aid and protect us.

The Catholics teach that each person on earth is assigned a Guardian Angel to be their spiritual friend through out their life. It is in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in section 336 that it is said that from birth, infancy growing up, as an adult that each person on earth has a Guardian Angel assigned to them. The Guardian Angel is there to intercede for the person they are looking after and to protect that person from harm and evil.

Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote in his writings that each person is on a spiritual journey all through out their life and that a Guardian Angel stands there always ready to intercede and protect that person. He said that all their life each person faces many obstacles and dangers but the Guardian Angel is there to protect and help them.

Do you know that sixty nine percent of all American's believe in Guardian Angels. Forty six percent of all Americans believe that they have their own personal Guardian Angel that watches after them and protects them.

According to the needs at the time Guardian Angels stand ready to help in the time of need. How else could a 110 pound woman lift a 2000 pound automobile off her trapped child. Or we hear of the passed out airplane pilot who wakes up and turns the wheel just in time to avoid crashing into the mountain. And while I won't go into each individual case there are thousands of cases where something supernatural had to have happened. How else could a person who was supposed to have died or been killed still be walking around. I don't find it that hard to believe that a Guardian Angel interceded. What do you think? Do you think that Guardian Angels help people in their time of need? Do you think you have a Guardian Angel?

Do you know that down through history that people have told of talking to their Guardian Angel or seeing their Guardian Angel standing in the corner of their hospital room. I like to think about the Christian poem " Footsteps " It has always been in my mind at the darkest moments of my life. I'm not really 100 percent convinced of Guardian Angels but I do know that ghosts and other paranormal activity goes on so why shouldn't I believe in Guardian Angels. We have all been raised to only believe in what we can see or touch but sometimes you just have to believe on faith. And take God at his word that a Guardian Angel is there protecting you. I know there have been times in my life when I wondered how I made it and why. I think that just maybe there was a Guardian Angel there helping me.

Do you know that in the Muslim religion that the Muslims believe that each person has two Guardian Angels. One on each side of them. And in very early history the Pagans of northern Europe and Ireland believed in Guardian Angels when they had never even heard of the writings and teachings of the Christian Bible. Makes you wonder doesn't it.

The new testament is literally filled with Angels and Archangels. In almost every book of the new testament there is the story of an angel. Do you remember who it was who told the women that went to check on the body of Jesus that he had arisen. In case you don't know it was an angel. It was also a angel that told Mary that she would be having a baby.

I see all kinds of evidence for the existence of angels. Do you know that angel statues and figurines are more popular than they have ever been. Almost all Christians believe in angels and many believe they have a Guardian Angel there watching over them. It is a comforting thought isn't it? Please tell us all what you think about Guardian Angels. Thank you for reading my Hub Page on Guardian Angels. I really do appreciate it. Thanks.

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    • JohnM profile image


      5 years ago from Miami Florida

      CHG I love this Hub Page. Especially the story about Old Man and how his Guardian Angel was with him when he died. That was a great story. You continue to amaze me with all your great stories. Everyone who is interested in Guardian Angels should read this Hub Page. You my friend are a great writer and I love your stories. I hope you get a lot of people checking out this Hub Page.

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      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks Shyron. I bet that was your guardian angel that talked to you. Thanks for your comment and for sharing. I do appreciate it. Thanks much and good morning my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Hi Tom, I did not meet my Guardian Angel, but as I was coming up to a stop light, I heard a voice say stop now at least 20 feet behind the car that was already stopped and I did, then suddenly a car went into the intersection and was his by another car that hit the car in front of me so hard it knocked it within six inches of hitting my car.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

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      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I really enjoyed your comment and appreciate it. Thanks

    • NordicLights profile image


      8 years ago from Worldwide

      From personal experience, my life has been saved twice by an unseen force. The first time was when I was eight and fell down some long stairs, I remember thinking it was going to be either very bad or fatal when I hit the floor since my body was at such an awkward angle and head first. The thing is I never hit the floor, something caught me and set me gently down on the ground. I couldn't believe it but I felt an immense sense of love from whoever caught me but I couldn't see them.

      The second time was when I was 12 and I loved swimming and especially diving into big waves in the ocean . We were on holiday in Mexico, Acapulco to be exact and one day after spending the morning on the beach, I decided to swim and dive into some waves. I didn't realise the undercurrent was strong that day when I did dive into a wave and it dragged me all the way to the bottom where I hit my head on a rock. I remember trying to swim to the surface but the current just kept pulling me down. There came a point where I couldn't hold my breath any longer and instinctively took a breath in which fill my lungs with water. I felt pure panic, I kept repeating over and over in my head that I was too young to die and then suddenly my whole life flashed before my eyes, literally! Images from when I was born till that point, one by one flashing before me. Then I felt total calm like never before, it was the most beautiful feeling and I heard someone call my name and a bright light appeared. I wanted to go towards it but then suddenly I felt someone's hands around me, pushing me to the surface but no one was there and the life guard had a few more strokes before he reached me.

      I never tell people these stories usually because I am not sure what to make of them but I remember them so clearly and I did feel someone there but couldn't see them. Guardian Angel perhaps?

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      Deb Hirt 

      8 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This was quite an interesting hub.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 

      8 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Here is another time my Money Angel as I call her, helped me out. This happened when I as sixteen. My father was attending a labor union event in NYC and took me along so my boyfriend could come down from Connecticut to visit me. We stayed at the Waldorf, ugh, so magnificent! During the day my father left me alone to wander about the hotel. As I was going back to our room I noticed a soda machine and wanted a Coke. I opened my purse and discovered I was short of change. I looked and looked. Finally, I closed my eyes asked my "money angel" to provide the needed funds. Then I opened my purse and the EXACT change was there. Yes, I know, I'm weird.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Lilleyth that was a very touching story and I'm sure they were Angels. I saw a very similar being about 25 years ago when a young woman was killed by her husband just outside the shelter I was running at the time in Jacksonville Florida. As the police were arriving I saw a being that was transparent and it hovered over the young woman's body before it vanished. I have always thought it was an Angel there for her soul.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 

      8 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      My angel story: The first night my son was diagnosed with leukemia he was near death, in fact he was in stage 4, having played an entire soccer game the day before. John's Hopkins diagnosed him in 16 minutes. I stayed in his room that night at the hospital, praying. In the early hours of the morning I looked towards his bed and there were two huge semi-transparent beings on each side of it. They did not have wings, and were so tall you could see the line where the ceiling meets the wall. I did not know what they were, but while I was staying in the Ronald McDonald House a woman in a room next door had her tv on and they were interviewing a woman named Sophie who said there were 10-foot angels...

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      John Lavender 

      8 years ago from Raleigh, North Carolina

      It is a very thought provoking hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      This was a beautiful and thought-provoking hub. Angels have always fascinated me. But I'm not really sure if I believe in guardian angels. Sometimes I like to think that I have someone on the other side protecting me, but who wouldn't want that?

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      They came from Wiki Commons. The top one is a very old one from a painting done in the late 1800's. My Grandmother had a print of it and now I have it. But it is large 3 by 3 foot with glass in front of it. I have seen the bottom one in Catholic Churches.

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      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Crazyhorsesghost, where did you find those Angel pictures? They are exactly what I wrote about in my Hubpage?


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