Our Angel Figurine in Wood is an elegant and comforting piece reminding us that we are not alone. This Angel figurine measures about 4.25 x 1.75″ and is made of maple. The face is unfinished and the carving simple and elegant. This piece makes an ideal sacramental gift and is also given to celebrate many occassions. The gift of an Angel is a thoughtful and intentional gift that gives strength to those suffering uncertainty, illness or loss. An Angel is a welcome addition for any room or shelf or as an adornment to a desk or nightstand as a reminder of strength-giving comfort.
The guiding text for guardian angels is Matthew 18:10: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in Heaven always see the face of my Father in Heaven.” God does not need angels, or archangels, or guardian angels, or any other intermediary of any type, but God has created them and assigned them a specific place in the hierarchy of being: Angels exist between God and humans. Like God, angels are pure spirit and stand outside the physical limitations of time and space. Like humans, angles possess reason, love, and imagination, but lack God’s omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. Saint Thomas Aquinas (the “Angelic Doctor”) ranked the angels from the highest to lowest: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels (including Guardian Angels). Guardian Angels may rank lowest among the angels, but they rank highest among the children who prayer for their protection and guidance. The traditional Catholic prayer to one’s guardian angel: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day/night be at my side to light, to guard, to rule and guide. Amen.