The Three Arch Angels by Marco d Oggiono
For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully.” Luke 4:10
I haven’t been able to sleep well for the past several weeks. I toss and I turn, but I never seem to get settled. Finally, in the early hours this morning I fell asleep. And I had the most amazing dream.
I was walking down a railroad track that was up on a hill. There was a road down below it. I was having many anxious thoughts about where I was headed because I was on my way to start a new era in my life and my children’s lives. Suddenly I looked down on the road and saw what looked to be a homeless woman. She appeared to be asking for help.
A little leery, but also recognizing the frantic tone of her voice, I went down the hill towards her. She approached me trying to grab me. I backed up out of fear. She stated “please help me.” Though she was ragged and dirty, she was also beautiful. She had the bluest eyes and blonde hair. She was dressed in clothes from another era. The way she stated “please help me” made me less afraid, and made me have pity. I said, “I will help you” and I grabbed her to hug her.
Suddenly, there was a buzzing sound in my ears. Then the sound became clearer, and I could hear the most beautiful heavenly angelic music. It overwhelmed me and I fell to the ground. I looked to my right and could faintly see transparent angelic figures, many of them. I exclaimed, “Oh my God,” in awe. They kept singing, all the while they stated to me, “WE ARE REAL.” They were pleased I came to the aid of the woman. I turned to get up, she was gone and so were they. Then I woke up.
Upon reflection, I wondered if the woman was a suffering soul in purgatory because of the way she was dressed. My family and I pray the St. Gertrude prayer every night to release souls from purgatory. All I really know is that even though I was asleep, it felt real. And I also know God does send his angels to protect us. They are real, and they are here now.