Tony’s Faith: Talking with an Angel

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Tony’s Talk With An Angel

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There is another part to this story – a story of a little boy’s faith in God despite tough life circumstances.

Tony talked of dreams in which the angels appeared to him (Angels Michael and Gabriel – in addition to Raphael).

Just like many other young children, Tony had a pure faith in Jesus. He loved walking over to the large crucifix at our church and touching the feet of Jesus. When he was ill, he talked about being visited by Angel Raphael. We witnessed conversations Tony had with Angel Raphael.

Tony talked of dreams in which the angels appeared to him (Angels Michael and Gabriel – in addition to Raphael). Tony mentioned a time Angel Raphael visited him while he was sleeping; Angel Raphael gently picked Tony up, hugged him, kissed him, and laid him back in his bed. This image is so beautiful and comforting for us – it brought tears of joy. Then Tony went on to say that after Angel Raphael placed him back in bed, two bad guys came into the room and Angel Raphael punched them. Angel Raphael then called the police and the bad guys were taken to jail.

In Tony’s final weeks, he also talked of being visited by Jesus who came down off the cross – including one time Jesus snuggled him. (Addendum from Tony’s Mom: Prior to Tony describing Jesus snuggling him, I had an image pop into my head of Jesus holding Tony on the operating table during one of Tony’s surgeries. I never shared my image with Tony or anyone else – until I heard Tony’s description – and I knew it was true.)

We shared Tony’s faith with others through Tony’s carepage and have had many people share with us that they returned to or renewed their faith because of Tony’s story. He has had a lasting impact upon many.