What do you make of this unusual cloud I saw today?

Today, at about 4:45 p.m. ET, while on my daily 5-mile walk, I had just finished praying the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the conclusion of praying the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. I tucked my rosary into my pocket, wiped the sweat from my brow, and I looked up to the heavens. This is what I saw in the sky above me . . .

(Taken by Patrick Madrid with an iPhone, approximately 10 seconds apart, on September 15th, Our Lady of Sorrows, at about 4:45 p.m. ET, in central Ohio.)


  1. Christopher Humphries

    That's interesting 🙂

  2. albert

    wow that looks like an angel

  3. electjeff

    That is really cool!

  4. lifeinthegarden

    WOW, Patrick–a love letter from Heaven.

  5. Martin

    An American eagle turned loose from a the American dollar as more and more dollars get printed with no assets behind them?

  6. NP

    What a blessing to see!

  7. accursofamily

    What an amazing gift you received from God! Since it was your gift, I am wondering what you think it is or means….

  8. Tsunami

    The Eagle of the North has come to consume the Earth.:-Dkidding, you're right, it looks like an angel.

  9. sewmelody

    What a beautiful consolation. It looks like a dove to me.

  10. Sharon

    Wow! That's amazing! I was starting to feel depressed yesterday with all that's going on and with the battles we're facing; this gives me hope. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Dawn

    Patrick, I showed this to my son and the first thing he says is, "It looks like some sort of impending bird of doom". 🙂 I burst out laughing, only because I was thinking of the Holy Spirit, dove, etc. Kids and their imagination.

  12. Snerticus

    I know you think it looks like St. Michael, and it does; but it's the second cloud you've taken that reminds me of the Holy Spirit. It looks to me just like a dove looking down on you.

  13. Patty Bonds

    Interesting, Patrick. I can't tell you how many times the Lord has sent rain on a day when I needed His consolation. (Rain is a happy thing here in the desert.) I think He's telling you not to worry, He can handle things.

  14. Micaela

    You are witness to the holy spirit! : )

  15. CindyO the Catholic Mommy

    Wow, I think it looks like a dove…how beautiful…

  16. mark2beach

    Hey Micheal-Where in the Bible are we taught to pray TO saints in heaven?

  17. Mark

    Wow!An eagle in the sky that looks like a cloud!

  18. visualizelove

    Wow that is amazing! It totally looks like a dove and its interesting how the sun is shining right above its head.

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