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The Catholic Companion to the Angels

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The Catholic Companion to the Angels
Have you encountered an angel today? Whether you are skeptical, open to learning more, or confident in the presence of angels, The Catholic Companion to the Angels will inform, challenge, and alert you to the possibility that welcoming a stranger may be entertaining an angel.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.This is an easy-to-read guide to all things angelic. Perfect for all ages, this book provides a history of angels in the church, explains their appearance in art, and shows how angels can play a role in our daily lives. 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.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: AP1098
Dimensions: 6" x 8"
Length: 92 pages
ACTA Publications
ISBN: 9780879465315
Written by Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND


Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND, is an editor, speaker, and the author of eighty-plus books on religious education and spirituality, including a novel, The Fisherman's Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter's Spouse.  A Sister of Notre Dame, of Chardon, Ohio, she was a pastoral associate at St. Dominic Church in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She has taught every grade from first to twelfth and has been vocation director for her community and for the Cleveland Diocese. Learn more about Sr. Kathleen at

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