Have you encountered an angel today? There's a good change you've seen one on a shelf in a gift shop, on a pedestal in a garden or cemetery, or even in the form of a pin on someone's lapel. Mary Kathleen Glavich wonders if angels are amused by the way we depict them as lovely young girls playing instruments and as sweet, chubby babies with wings. These popular images, while charming and comforting, do not always reflect the rich history and powerful presence of angels in biblical narratives, Church tradition, and personal experience.
In The Catholic Companion to the Angels, Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich examines Old Testament, New Testament, and deuterocanonical references to angels; describes the attributes and activities of these heavenly beings in various cultures, traditions and art; and shares experiences of the saints and ordinary people. The addition of websites, quotations, prayers, and useful tips makes it a valuable resource for prayer, reflection, and group discussion.