The Angel of Light statuette is made of solid bronze. Greek for “messenger” (ἄγγελος – ángelos), angels are messengers of the Divine. Angels hearken attentively to God and then whisper to us of God’s intimate and loving presence in our lives. The Angel of Light is a touching gift for anyone, young or old, on any occasion: a baptism, first communion, confirmation, birthday, wedding, wedding anniversary, ordination, anointing of the sick, a funeral, and many, many other occasions as well. Angels are often used as symbols of comfort, guidance and protection.
A Figurine of Solid Bronze Cast in Germany
Standing 3 inches high, the Angel of Light was designed and cast in an art studio and foundry in Germany. This is the perfect gift to remind your loved ones of God’s (and your) attentive care and loving concern for them, as symbolized in this bronze angel who stands ever ready to comfort in every circumstance.
Angels? Archangels? Guardian Angels?
Of course, God – being God – does not need angels, archangels, guardian angels, or, for that matter, angels or creatures of any sort. Yet – in God’s omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence – God nevertheless wants angels to be in creation. God has placed angels in a most special location in the hierarchy of being: angels are ordered right below God but right above human beings. Like God, angels, are above human beings, since, like God, they exist as pure spirits and are not bound by space and time in our universe. However, angels, like human beings, are able to reason, to imagine, to love. But, like human beings, angels are below God, since they do not possess the divine attributes of omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience. The great “Angelic” Doctor of the Church, Saint Thomas Aquinas, envisions a hierarchy of heavenly beings within the great hierarchy of being: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. Angels come last in this heavenly hierarchy, but they come first for many, many persons (especially children) who ask that they bring God’s comfort to them. As guardians and companions on our life journey, angels celebrate with us when we are joyful and comfort us when we are grieving and suffering.