The Angel of Trust 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 Trust 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.
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful bronze plaque was made in Germany. “Made in Germany” is a guarantee of value and quality. Creator Mundi imports from Germany monasteries and bronze foundries where the quality of workmanship, the nobility of composition, aesthetic brilliance, and theological depth hold sway in every gift item created and crafted.
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.