Angels

Zechariah and Gabriel. Photo credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Zechariah: The Christmas Story’s Unsung Hero

The biblical tale of how this holy priest was visited by archangel Gabriel sums up the promise of this special season.

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Illustration by Susanna Harrison
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Spreading Joy with a Special Chicken Soup Story

Telling the hilarious tale of her aunt’s surprise soup became a Thanksgiving tradition.

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How Mary Virginia Merrick Founded The Christ Child Society

For over a century, the groundbreaking volunteering organization has made the world a better place for impoverished children.

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A fox in snow. Illustration by Dieter Braun
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A Christmas Miracle

Her young daughter longed for Saint Nicholas to bring her a fox. Her prayers were answered in an unexpected way on Christmas morning.

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Family saying grace at Thanksgiving dinner table
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3 Angelic Thanksgiving Stories

Heavenly visitors, gifts from above and unusual celebrations—these divine stories show us what the holidays are truly about. 

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Sewing masks
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How One Sewing Machine Inspired Many Blessings

“Sewing angels” across the country have created masks and more.

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An angel holding a nest of eggs. Illustration by Daniela Terrazini
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A Special Mourning Dove Was Her Source of Comfort and Hope

After the death of her son, the beloved bird brought her peace and reminded her of God's grace.

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Comforted by a Butterfly Angel

Anxious about the future, she asked God to bless her path.

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Illustration of Daniel in the Lions Den
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How Does God Speak to Us in Our Dreams?

Even Daniel, an expert at dream interpretation, needed celestial help.

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5 Unexpected Gifts from Deceased Loved Ones

Still hurting from the loss of their beloved family members, they found comfort when least expected. 

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