Catholic angels are pure spirits created by God[1], and are agents of God in Christianity[2]. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the whole life of the church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of angels[2]. Nine choirs or types of angels have been identified in the Bible and elaborated upon by various theologians, including archangels, dominations, virtues, principalities, powers, cherubim, and seraphim[2][3]. Angels see, praise, and worship God in His divine presence[3] and interact with this world as messengers of God's will[3]. Sacred Scripture identifies three angels by name: Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel[3]. Catholics also believe in personal guardian angels who watch over them throughout their lives[4][5].

Eduard Von Steinle (1810-1886) was a historical painter and member of the Nazarene movement[1][2]. He was a professor of historical painting at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt[3] and his artworks have been sold at auction to research and compare prices[4][5].

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