Rooftop Angels for All To See

Angels have adorned rooftops of buildings for hundreds of years.  Many times they are on the interior roof of a church, and they also can be found perched on top of the building, watching the people as they go inside.

Angels represent peace, hope and joy and having the honor of mounting them on a church roof is a roofing contractor’s dream.  Being part of something as sacred as the construction of a place of worship has been considered an honor since the middle ages.  The Free Masons was formed in that era and their story is depicted in the book  Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett,  which describes the building of a fictional cathedral  in London in the 1600’s that took several generations to complete.  It shows how the secrets of the architectural geometry were passed along from father to son, and the calculation of where the corner stone would be placed was the most critical part of the whole project.

In modern times we see mostly simpler church construction as building a cathedral would be very cost prohibitive.  For example St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City took 110 years to build and there are hundreds of precious jewels built right into the walls.

Angels And The Great Outdoors

Bringing your love of angels outdoors is always a good idea.  Statues of angels can be placed in the garden, on a deck, or in a private little meditation corner.  If you are going to be placing large, heavy, plaster statues on a deck that on the 2nd story, it is very important that you have a professional deck builder check to make sure that the deck can withstand the weight of the statue, or have them build it right into your deck or patio.  Also, they would have the proper manpower to place your statue just where you want it.  Having an angel in your yard brings love and peace to your environment.  It symbolizes happiness and joy, which is exactly what you want in your back yard.  Focusing on an angel, whether image or statue, gives one the opportunity to be in the moment, and to contemplate on what is going on in your life.  By creating a beautiful, peaceful outdoor meditation area you and your family can enjoy the opportunity of enlightenment in the fresh air.  Don’t forget to ask the Angels can be asked to protect your home and property. They are always with you, but will never intrude in your life without being asked.  So once again, don’t forget to ask them for any kind of help you may need.