Our Angel of Welcome figurine holds its wings high in welcome and greeting to offer hope, love, and joy to the recipient. Greek for “messenger” (ἄγγελος – ángelos), the angel is a messenger of the Divine. An angel hearkens attentively to God and then whispers of God’s intimate and loving presence in our lives. This simple and elegant piece is a reminder of God’s love and care for each of us. Sometimes a symbol or image can capture and communicate a message better than one’s words. This angel piece is an ideal gift for many situations.
A Solid Bronze Angel Forged in Germany
This solid bronze piece measures about 2.25 x 1.75 x 1 inches. As a heavy and durable material, bronze is exquisite when turned into pieces of art. Bronze inspires truth and beauty and is considered one of the noble materials. This piece was conceived and cast in a foundry in Germany. The integrity of the design and material used can be shared for generations to come. This is a most fitting gift for all occasions and celebrates the mystery of angels within our lives.
Angels? Guardian Angels? Archangels?
God – being God – does not, of course, need angels, guardian angels,or, for that matter, archangels or creatures of any sort. Yet – in God’s omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence – God nevertheless deigns that angels exist in creation. God has placed angels in a most fitting position in the hierarchy of existence: angels exist right below God but right above human beings. Like God, angels, exist above human beings, since, like God, they are pure spirits not bound by space and time in our universe. However, angels, like human beings, are able to reason, to imagine, to love. Yet they also are, like human beings, 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 creatures within the great hierarchy of existence: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. While angels come last in this heavenly hierarchy, they nevertheless come first for many, many persons (especially children) who ask them to 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 suffering and grieving.