They Walk Among Us Archive
"Journey to Croatia" ( Share International, March 1997 )
"I remember feeling like I was falling and flying backwards. I could have sworn I saw an angel standing there -- a big tall man. It was white all over.
"That angel that was there cushioned my fall. I feel God's presence was there. If it wasn't, some of us would have been dead."
Cavanagh, three months pregnant at the time, sprained her right foot and had severe bruising around her lower torso, her spine and the back of her head, but was not seriously hurt. She said: "I thank God I'm here. There's so many things to be thankful for. It's a Christmas I won't forget for a while." (Source: New Zealand Herald)
Charbel - "The hermit of Lebanon: Man Of Miracles"
When the story of ValeriLs photograph hit the national news wire services, the newspaper was deluged with calls and letters from around the country and beyond. Newspaper staff have received hundreds of written requests for reprints of what everyone simply calls "the angel picture." Proceeds from the $25 reprints are donated to the newspaper's charity, the Neediest Families Fund.
Valeri was encouraged to take the photos by a fisherman who told him there would be a wonderful sunset, and gave him further encouragement when clouds threatened to spoil the shoot. A columnist for the paper wrote that "Much has been made of the man who drifted into Mike Valeri's life for a signal moment Oct. 2 as heavy clouds rolled across the western horizon, roiled the heavens and obscured the setting sun. This is the man who dissuaded Mike from packing his gear and quitting the scene, giving up on his sunset project. Just bide your time for a few minutes more and you'll get your picture. That's basically what he told Mike. Who was this guy? Where is he now? We don't know. Nobody has come forward." The newspaper column also noted that all this took place on the day that the Church celebrates as the Feast of the Guardian Angels.
The newspaper's computer systems administrator Vance Gorke has received many e-mail messages from people who have seen the photo on the newspaper's World Wide Web site: "One man from Rhode Island said his father had died, and he saw the angel as a sign that reaffirmed his faith," Gorke said. People have said: "You know, this was just what I needed right now." (Source: Standard-Times, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA)
In another incident,
two clowns opened the door of the Warwood Lutheran Church during a Sunday
School lesson, rushed down the aisle and emptied 120 silver dollars
into the collection bag. A similar visit occurred at Ye Old Country
interdenominational church, when a man and woman wearing street clothes
left 100 silver dollars at the altar. Business cards were left at both