Today, on my way to classes, I was walking up a staircase, when I look out the window and see a beautiful hawk perched very close to the window. I stopped and observed it for a minute, stepping closer to the window. I was surprised when the hawk didn’t fly away or show any fear. On the contrary, when the hawk saw me, it moved closer to the window, turned it’s head and stared at me with it’s golden eyes. I felt like it was supposed to means something.When another student came up behind me slowly to see the hawk, it looked at him and flew away. When I came back out of class, I watched as the hawk flew up as I returned to the same staircase, and the bird again stared deeply into my eyes and showed no fear, but fled when a student came down the staircase behind me.
My question is this: does God send messages through animals? Can saints send messages through animals? I know St. Therese of Liseaux sends roses, but is there a saint that works through animals? I have a deep feeling that this encounter was specifically a message for me.
Any help is appreciated