Save Angels From Hallmark!

“Angels are not cute, cuddly, comfortable, chummy, or “cool”. They are fearsome and formidable. They are huge. They are warriors.” — Angels by Peter Kreeft I think our modern culture has done a real disservice to Angels. Tell me, when you think of Angels do you hear tinkling chimes, think of puffy clouds and picture […]

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Be! by Madeleine L’Engle

Today, just BE!  You matter, you are. BE! This wonderful poem reminds me of the joy and magic of childhood. Love conquers all! Thought I would share: “I Name you Echthroi. I Name you Meg. I Name you Calvin. I Name you Mr. Jenkins. I Name you Proginoskes. I fill you with Naming. Be! Be, […]

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Let’s Crack This Nut. The Nine Choirs of Angels — Cherubim

Chunky little naked babies with wings are not Cherubim.  Chunky little naked babies with wings are Putti (pronounced Poo-tee). Seen in Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo art, Putti have often been described as “Cherubs” an obvious link to Cherubim but unfortunately not accurate. Actually “Putti” is a fun little word to say and I’m thinking […]

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Let’s Crack This Nut: The Nine Choirs of Angels — Seraphim

What are Seraphim? The Seraphim or “burning ones” (root meaning: to consume with fire) occupy the highest order of angels. They are often represented as a child’s head with wings above, below, and on each side. Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologiae offers a description of the nature of the Seraphim: “The name ‘Seraphim’ does not come from […]

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Reality Bites – Let’s Believe in Angels!

“This world can’t be it!”  I say this about once a day, usually after the third poop diaper.  Sure, real life has it moments of glory but quite often, reality bites… so hey, let’s believe in angels! Our world is begging for otherworldly mystery (see Harry Potter, Star Trek, Hugh Hephner, Yo Gabba Gabba!). We […]

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