Angelic Beauty and Inspiration

Angel Statue on St. Angel Bridge (Rome, Italy)

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful European vacation in Spain, France and Italy.  Each city we visited we were greeted with stunning locations filled with magnificent frescos, marble statues, ornate carvings and unforgettable paintings portraying heavenly Angels.

Each of these wondrous locations contained constant Angelic reminders that we were are truly never alone, that we are surrounded by Divine love and our Angels.  We can all be assured that even during times of hardship – whether you recently experienced a traumatic accident, a death of a loved one or have been diagnosed with a serious illness, rest in the comfort that if you look and listen your Angels are always at your side.

“Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us. Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed. Their wings wrap gently around you, whispering you are loved and blessed.”

~ Angel Blessing

Below are some of the magnificent Angels we came across on our tour through Europe.

St. Angel Bridge  (Rome, Italy)

St. Angel Bridge (spanning the Tiber River) leads to St. Angel Castle in the city of Rome, Italy. The castle was an old fortress during the medieval times and was renamed St. Angel Castle after the Archangel Michael was seen on the top signalling the end of the plague in Rome.

Angels at St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City)

Saint Peter’s Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world. In Roman Catholic tradition, the basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to tradition, the first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. Tradition and some historical evidence hold that Saint Peter’s tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica.

Angels at a tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City)

There are over 100 tombs within St. Peter’s Basilica (extant to various extents), many located in the Vatican grotto, beneath the Basilica. These include 91 popes, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Holy Roman Emperor Otto II, and the composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Exiled Catholic British royalty James Francis Edward Stuartand his two sons, Charles Edward Stuart and Henry Benedict Stuart, are buried here, having been granted asylum by Pope Clement XI. Also buried here are Maria Clementina Sobieska, wife of James Francis Edward Stuart, Queen Christina of Sweden, who abdicated her throne in order to convert to Catholicism, and CountessMatilda of Tuscany, supporter of the Papacy during the Investiture Controversy. The most recent interment was Pope John Paul II, on 8 April 2005. Beneath, near the crypt, is the recently discovered vaulted fourth-century “Tomb of the Julii“.

Angel at a tomb (Florence, Italy)

Famous angels and their tasks:

Malachim (translation: messengers), general word for angel
Michael (translation: who is like God), performs God’s kindness
Gabriel (translation: the strength of God), performs acts of justice and power
Raphael (translation: God Heals), God’s healing force
Uriel (translation: God is my light), leads us to destiny
Seraphim (translation: the burning ones), sing and praise God

Angels at the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa, Italy)

The word “angel” actually comes from the Greek word aggelos, which means “messenger.” The matching Hebrew word mal’akhas the same meaning.

Inspirational Angel Quotes:

“God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!”

~ Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


“When our mortal eyes close on this world for the last time, our angels open our spiritual eyes and escort us personally before the face of God.”

~ Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


“Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us. Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed. Their wings wrap gently around you, whispering you are loved and blessed.”

~ Angel Blessing


“Angels are speaking to all of us… some of us are only listening better.”

~ Anonymous


“While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls.”

~Author Unknown


“Angels are never too distant to hear you.”  ~Author Unknown


“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

~ Michelangelo


“If trouble hearing Angels song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart.

~Terri Guillemets


If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.
~Richard Lovelace


“The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people.

~ Eric Honeycutt


“When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they’re seeing angels.”

~ Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


Angelic Resources

Custom Guardian Angel Portraits Available:

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Artist:  Paulette Salo


Amazing Angel Stories and Paintings

Artist:  Glenyss Bourne


 Angel Books

An Angel Came; Schultz, Richard; Paperback; 1993; $11.00

Angel Medicine: How to Heal the Body and Mind With the Help of the Angels; Doreen Virtue; Hardcover; 2004; $16.29

Angel on My Shoulder; Martin, Timothy L. ; Hardcover; 1999; $16.95

Angel Visions II: More True Stories of People Who Have Seen Angels, and How You Can See Angels, Too; Virtue, Doreen, ; Paperback; 2001; $13.95

Angel Visions: True Stories of People Who Have Seen Angels, and How You Can See Angels, Too!; Virtue, Doreen ; Paperback; 2000; $13.95

Angel Watch – Goosebumps, Signs, Dreams and Other Divine Nudges; Lanigan, Catherine ; Paperback; 2001; $11.95

Angels; Steiner, Rudolf; Paperback; 1996; 15.16

Angels Among Us; Fearheiley, Don; Mass Market Paperback; 1996; 4.40

Angels Around the World; Steiger, Brad \ Sherry Steiger; Paperback; $9.60

Angels: Celestial Spirits in Legend and Art; Carey, Jacqueline ; Hardcover; 2001; $16.95

Angels & Dreams; Martinez, Susan Erling; Paperback; 1995; 7.95

Angels in the Army of God (Spirit Guides); Kalina, Norma; Mass Market Paperback; 1997; 4.79

The Angels’ Message to Humanity; Schueler, Gerald; Paperback; 1996; 15.96

The Angels Speak : Secrets from the Other Side; Martin, Jennifer; 1995; (Out of Print)

Angels : What You Need to Know Quick Reference Guide; Rhodes, Ron; Paperback; 1997; 1.59

Approaching the Millennium : Essays on Angels in America; Geis, Deborah R.; Paperback; 1997; 17.95

Approaching the Millennium : Essays on Angels in America; Geis, Deborah R.; Hardcover; 1997; 42.50

Archangels & Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing With Divinities and Deities; Doreen Virtue; Paperback; 2004 ; $11.16

Archangel Michael; Schroff, L.; Paperback; 1993; 12.00

The Archangel Michael: His Mission and Ours : Selected Lectures and Writing; Steiner, Rudolf ; Paperback; 1996; $18.95

Are You Ready for a Miracle?… With Angels: A Practical Guide to Understanding Angels in Everyday Life; Wagner, Angelica Eberle ; Paperback; 2000; $13.95

Blessed Angels; Hall, Manly P. ; Paperback; 1996; $12.95

The Blessed Angels; Hall, Manly P. ; Paperback; 1999; $12.95

Boo Book; Cunningham, Sunny Anne ; Paperback; 2000; $16.00

The Book of Angels; Melville, Francis ; Hardcover; 2001; $18.94

The Book of Angels: All Your Questions Answered; Trickey-Bapty, Carolyn ; Paperback; 1994; $9.98

Brotherhood of Angels and Men, Quest ed.; Hodson, Geoffrey; Paperback; 1982; 7.20

The Call of an Angel; Chilkes, Jayne ; Paperback; 2001; $13.95

A Company of Angels; Lawson, David ; Paperback; 1998; $11.95

The Complete Enochian Dictionary; Laycock, Donald C.; Paperback; 1994; 13.56

Confessions of a Closed Male: A Story of Spiritual Awakening; Chance, Kenneth Byrd ; Paperback; 2000; $12.95

Connecting Heaven and Earth; Sulick, Deanna I. ; Paperback; 2000; $14.95

Conversations with My Guardian Angel; Smith, Arthur Thomas ; Paperback; 1999; $10.95

Divine Encounters: A Guide to Visions, Angels and Other Emissaries; Sitchin, Zecharia; Mass Market Paperback; 1995; $6.29

Do Angels Really Exist? : Separating Fact from Fantasy; Dykes, David O.; Paperback; 1996; 8.79

The Encyclopedia of Angels; Briggs, Constance Victoria ; Paperback; 1997; $14.95

The Everything Angels Book; Abadie, M.J. ; Paperback; 2001; $12.95

The Everything Angels Mini Book; Abadie, M.J. ; Paperback; 2000; $4.95

Finding Your Guardian Angel : Through Incense and Candle Burning; Howard, Michael; Paperback; 1996; 7.20

The Four Seasons and the Archangels; Steiner, Rudolf \ P. Vehrle (Translator) ; Paperback; 1996; $16.95

A Handbook of Angels; Moolenburgh, H.C.; Paperback; 1989; 11.16

Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul: 101 True Stories of Angels, Miracles, and Healings; Ford, Arielle \ Mark Victor Hansen ; Paperback; 1998; $13.95

In the Presence of Angels: Stories from New Research on Angelic Influences; Smith, Robert C. ; Paperback; 1993; $14.95

Ladder of Lights: A Step by Step Guide to the Tree of Life and the Four Worlds of the Qabalists Including the Angelic and Archangelic Realms; Gray, William G.; Paperback; 1994; (Out of Print)

A Little Light on Angels; Cooper, Diana; Paperback; 1997; 8.76

Love Ever After: How My Husband Became My Spirit Guide; Mitchell, Joy ; Paperback; 2000; $13.95

Meetings with Angels; A Hundred and One Real-Life Encounters; Moolenburgh, H. C.; Paperback; 1993; 15.96

Messengers of Light : The Angels’ Guide to Spiritual Growth; Taylor, Terry Lynn; Paperback; 1993; 7.96

More Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul: 101 True Stories of Angels, Miracles, and Healings; Ford, Arielle ; Paperback; 1999; $12.95

Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection; Bloom, Harold; Paperback; 1997; 10.40

On the Wings of Heaven: A True Story from a Messenger of Love; Hardin, G. W. ; Paperback; 1999; $17.95

Return of the Angels; Gonzalez-Wippler, Migene ; Paperback; 1999; $14.95

Shalom my Love – The story of a true love that bridges heaven and earth; Ariel, Sunny \ Gadi Danzig ; Paperback; 1999; $16.95

Then an Angel Came; Gino, Carol; Hardcover; 1997; 22.00

To Fly With The Angels; Byrd, Charles W. ; Paperback; 2000; $16.00

Touched by Angels; Freeman, Eileen Elias; Paperback; 1994; 7.99

Touched by Angels: How Angels Influence Our Daily Lives; Sechler, Flower Arlene \ Newhouse, Stephen Isaac ; Paperback; 1998; $15.95

UFO Contact from Angels in Starships; Dibitonto, Giorgio; Hardcover; 1990; $14.95

Where Angels Walk: True Stories of Heavenly Visitors; Anderson, Joan Wester; Paperback; 1993; $12.00

Wings of Light: The Art of Angelic Healing; Prevost, Ninon; Paperback; 1998; $14.95

A Word from the Angels; Chapman, Carmen ; Paperback; 1999; $16.95


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