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The Winged Angels

The Winged Angels

Doves, the flitting symbols of our spirits,             are sold to the devil for a few silver coins He would redeem them             to home and free the winged angels Who repay sacrifice             with loving service. ~ Inspired by a story about St. Francis of Assisi freeing some doves being sold at a market … Continue reading The Winged Angels

The Limitless Host of Heaven

The Limitless Host of Heaven

The limitless host of heaven pass in procession Clothed in shining robes chanting the canticles of the angels ‘We are the ones from paradise,’ they answer the unspoken question ‘And this is the end of penitence, poverty, chasteness and obedience, The battle against temptation, the mortification of the unruly desires And striving at odds With … Continue reading The Limitless Host of Heaven

Encountering an Angel

Encountering an Angel

I find this one of the most beautiful paintings ever painted. Maybe it is the sheer beauty of the angel - the beautiful gold of his wings, his halo, his glowing hair, the beauty of his whole attire, and the glorious rays of light that spring from his body: He has an urgency about him, … Continue reading Encountering an Angel