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maureen briggs ph.d <doctormo@aol>
northridge, ca l.a. - Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 14:31:21 (EDT)
Understanding your dad died as a result of a terrible farm accident 13 years ago today. Angela was the same age as the baby I aborted. Surely Angela is in heaven holding, soothing, and ocmforting all these babies who were victims of this horrible tragedy. I can't believe that I was so stupid. I will pray for her now as I pray for the soul of my little lost one.
North Platte, NE USA - Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 11:42:36 (EDT)
Found your site while through a search for TAC. I'm grateful
for your daughter's good example. Thank you for the site.

William E. Rushman <>
Westminster, CA USA - Monday, June 22, 1998 at 12:57:47 (EDT)
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Baird and family,

I want to thank you for sharing the story of your daughter's life and death with us. She is a beautiful person and an inspiration. My husband and I lost our 2nd daughter, Jennifer, in October of 1995. She was almost three. I found great peace picturing your daughter, Angela, and our Jennifer playing and praying together in heaven. Our hearts and prayers go out to you...even when we know our children are with God, it is sometimes lonely here without them. All God's blessings to you. Love--Charlene Rehder

Charlene Rehder <>
Filer, ID USA - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 23:28:42 (EDT)
This was a really beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl - thank you for sharing her with me. God Bless You and keep you safe until you are joined with your little angel.
Pam Bartels <>
Rapid City, SD USA - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 15:50:56 (EDT)
Dear Baird Family,
This is a very wonderful site. Just reading it, and the comments that people have given, is very touching. May God grant everyone the grace of a holy death, such as Angela died.
I am going to give this address to many people so that they too can see this site.
I know a few people who attend TAC, and I know of many more. It seems to be a wonderful college. Many of my friends want to go there someday. Maybe I will too.
God bless you all!
Sarah McEachern

Sarah McEachern <>
Vilna, AAAlberta Canada - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 11:33:40 (EDT)
I never met Angela, but I felt that I knew her through her father. Mike and I worked together on base, and he would fill our days with wonderful stories of his angel Angela. My heart goes out to you all, along with my prayers. It's comforting to know that our guardian angels are as precious and beautiful as Angela. God be with you always.

With all my love,


Jennifer J. Rhinehart <none>
Cheyenne, wy - Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 12:07:45 (EDT)
I am a 25 year-old recently confirmed to the Church (Easter 1996), and love her deeply. I cannot express on a computer screen how profoundly moved I am after just reading Angela's account. Not merely her story brings tears to my eyes, but even more so the now even more overwhelming love I feel Our Father has for us in raising up such passionate, holy young people.

May the Lord bless and keep your family always.

"I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you" --Philippians 1:3

Matthew <>
Tallahassee, FL USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 16:30:01 (EDT)
Dear Bairds,
Your whole family has truly been an inspiration to me and my family. On Memorial Day we went to Holy Cross Cemetary to pray for our family and friends who have gone before us and we remembered Angela with a decade of the Rosary. There is such a feeling of peace at her site and her stone is especially lovely and moving. Thank you so much for your openess and generous nature. You have shared your daughter with all who read this web site and the many articles about her. It is truly amazing how many lives she has touched. I know she has touched mine in a deep and profound way. Thank you.

Mary Mealey <>
Spokane, WA USA - Wednesday, June 03, 1998 at 06:35:47 (EDT)
Dear Baird family;
My best friend attends Thomas Aquinas College, and it was
through one of her sisters that I found out first about
Angela's accident, and then a couple hours later, about her death.
Since that day in November, Angela, and all her family, have
been in my prayers. I was very saddened to hear of her death,
but at the same time, I have felt I've found a new friend in
her. I never met Angela, I just heard about her from various people.
I pray that I may die as holy a death as Angela did. God bless you!
With love, Serving the Creator of Life,
Melissa McEachern :-)

Melissa McEachern <>
Vilna, Alberta Canada - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 00:33:53 (EDT)
I am sorry for your loss of Angela. Even upon her death she is touching lives. I to do sidewalk counseling knowing that it is the will of God. She has given me even more courage to stand up for the innocent of the innocent. They cry out "please speak for me for I am small,naked,nameless,and voiceless." May God Bless your family with His ever abundant peace and know that Angela is truly a saint in this time. Take comfort to know that she is with our Lord and her favorite saint, St. Bernadette.

Sincerely in Jesus,
Terri Stephens

Terri Stephens <>
Margate, Fl usa - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 22:09:40 (EDT)
What a beautiful little Saint you raised. You are blessed.
And so blessed to know she died with Jesus and His Mother and the angels at her side to take her to Heaven. Thank you for sharing this with us. We shall all have this to ponder in our hearts.
Christ be with you always.

Susan T. Jorgensen <>
Salt Lake CIty, Ut USA - Saturday, May 09, 1998 at 00:18:01 (EDT)
Dear the Bairds~
I want you to know that i love you all very much. I am always thinking and praying for you and Angela. i miss her very much also. I am greatly sorry. I never stop thinking about you all I love you guys very much.
Katie Carhart

katie carhart <>
rathdrum, id us - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 01:11:20 (EDT)
"One Gentle Voice" in the Celebrate Life publication lead me to your website tribute. Angela faith and others testimony humbles and challenges me to dedicate myself to do more for pro-life causes. Thank you for sharing the loss of Angela in this inspiring memorial.

Bill Goodman
Litchfield Park, AZ - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 01:18:00 (EDT)
I just finished reading the booklet from the Catholics United for Life about Angela. God works in mysterious ways. I have been working with a newly formed Respect Life group at Vassar College...a place not necessarily very pro-life! Angela's college commitment to life is seemingly running parallel with a dedicated Senior at Vassar College who just got their group recognized as a valid student group on campus. I will forward the information about this web site to her and the group. I don't really know much about the Vassar student but she is a committed Catholic Christian and has joined us several times at the abortuary in Poughkeepsie saying 15 decades at noon time on Wednesdays for the unborn. I believe she is going on to medical school after she graduates this year. Maybe she will contact your site. Thank you for sharing this most beautiful life story of Angela. I will pass this on to many of the people I know since it will surely encourage them. I am coordinator for the Respect LIfe Society of Dutchess County, Archdiocese of NY, 24 Churches in Dutchess.
Rich Van Slambrouck <JJCN55A@PRODIGY.COM>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Sunday, May 03, 1998 at 10:49:41 (EDT)
Elizabeth Ulloa
Harpers Ferry, WV USA - Friday, May 01, 1998 at 14:03:05 (EDT)
God Bless you all.
Jim Hills <>
Sasaktoon, Sk Canada - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 01:47:01 (EDT)
We are parents (I am the step-parent) of a 12 year-old daughter. I (Sady) am touched by your beautiful tribute to your lovely young woman, Angela. It reminds me of what I wish I could do in our Candice's name. We lost our angel on Aug.31/96 due to a traffic accident...her biological mother allowed her to travel by bicycle on a dangerous country road in New Brunswick, Canada in our absence. Our loss is overshadowed by some dirty and unforgettable nastiness propagated by this woman, and my Ron suffers terribly from this loss. There is no parent in the world who should have to see a child pass on before they's supposed to be that they'll be there when it's your time to go. My heart grieves for you and for your beautiful Angela. Be happy you have each have faith in bright days warmed by support from family and friends who don't accuse, blame or chastize you. What you have endured is truly the hardest thing known to mankind and please accept my deepest regret and condolence for your loss. From the lovely tributes left by others in this guestbook, your Angel(a) sounded like a wonderful person, and her life was not 'cut short' as long as she touched people as much as they now say she did. With Candice's and Angela's lives, ours were truly blessed. I hope my Ron can one day disperse his pain and revel in the beauty of his (our) little girl. Thank you, in closing, for listening to this and try to be happy as happy as Angela would want you to be. Feel free to E-Mail us with anything about which you may need to share.
Sady & Ron Brine <>
Waterloo, ON Canada - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 20:11:30 (EDT)
My deepest condolences on your loss. She was
a beautiful girl, inside and out.

Michael J Oetting <>
NEW HOLLAND, PA USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 23:19:49 (EDT)
Dear Dear Baird Family,
Angela's story is one of great inspiration to all. Her parents and family have obviously taught her well. I wish you all well and hope that one day you will see her shining in her eternal glory.
Miss Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper <>
West Allis, Wi Usa - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 03:29:54 (EDT)
It's a very touching story. And I'm very glad you shared it with everybody, so they can see how it is when your life is almost over. I wish I could have know Angela. She seem's very sweet & nice. Maybe now we can call her a Saint.
You guy's are very luck to have her for a Daughter.

Melissa <InvisioOkie>
Oklahoma, Edmond - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 22:50:57 (EDT)
Thank you so much for making this website. You did a wonderfull job! I am 16 and a sidewalk counselor at an abortion clinic near my town. I don't go every week but I wish I could.
Angela's story is so wonderfull. I am sure that she is in Heaven with our Lord and the Blessed Virgin. I will pray to her so that she might help me be a better counselor. I will also pray for your family. I have 6 brothers and sisters and I can't even imagine something like that happening to one of them.
Thank you for sharing your Angel's story with us!

Ashley <InvisiOkie>
Edmond, Ok USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 21:54:41 (EDT)
To the Baird Family,
May God comfort you in the loss of such a wonderful
daughter. I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for
sharing Angela's story, it is incredible and beautiful. May
God bless and keep you!
Karen Snelling
The Pro-Life Office
Birmingham, AL

Karen Snelling, The Pro-Life Office
Birmingham, AL USA - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 14:31:31 (EDT)
I first heard about Angela at a Catholic Youth Conference I just attended. Her story touched me because here is a young student, not that much older than me, but obviously made a huge impact in other people's lives. I am a Senior in high school and a member of our Pro-Life Club. Angela's story, is one filled with courage and I am sorry that your family and the rest of the world lost such a beautiful and caring person. The prayers she said during that time of pain were definately heard by God. She has gone on to a much better place with the children she had prayed for. I would like to do more work with Pro-Life in the future so that the unborn that Angela so much loved can still have the chance that she wanted them to have. Much love to the Baird family.
Sincerely, Maria-Cielo Quiaoit

Maria-Cielo Quiaoit <>
Surrey, BC Canada - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 16:25:11 (EDT)
Words cannot describe the shock which came to all who are part of the TAC community who knew and remembered Angela Baird. As a recent graduate of the College, I remember living in the same dorm with Angela. Although only a distant aquaintence of hers, tears came to my eyes when I heard and read the news of her holy and courageous death. It makes us think a little more seriously about the special plans Our Lord has for each one of us. God obviously ordained great things for this beautiful girl. What a gift!
I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Baird Family, you are truly blessed to have such a daughter, who had (has)such great love.

Paige Fraide <>
- Monday, April 13, 1998 at 23:29:08 (EDT)
To the Baird Family: Bishop Yanta forwarded his copy of Celebrate Life to me today and as I read the story of your daughter's beautiful devotion to Our Blessed Mother and to the unborn, I knew immediately that God had sent us news of our intercessor, Angela, who will continue to accomplish many great works of mercy for the moms and their unborn babies, for the conversion of those involved in the abortion industry, and who will especially obtain for us through her prayers patience and perseverance in the battle we face daily for a renewed respect for the sanctity of human life.

May your hearts be consoled by the knowledge that Angela has been such an inspiration to so many.

Rita Diller, Diocesan Pro-Life Coordinator
Diocese of Amarillo, Texas

Rita Diller, Diocesan Pro-Life Coordinator <>
Canyon, TX USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 17:59:53 (EDT)
Dear Baird Family; Thank You for sharing Angela with us! This is a wonderful way to use the internet. I ask for Angela's prayers & intercession that my daughters, who will be 17 & 13 this year, will grow to be as devout in their Catholic faith. I will remember you in my prayers. May Our Lord bless your family, especially as we celebrate His resurrection tonight at the Easter Vigil!
Francis Harris <>
Saskatoon, SK Canada - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 04:23:02 (EDT)
Thank you so much for sharing your daughter's witness with the whole world. I never tire reading about her holy life and death. This is the best use of the Internet I've seen yet!
Dr John Damiani TAC 84"
- Friday, April 10, 1998 at 21:44:05 (EDT)
Thank you for sharing Angela's story in Celebrate Life and in your website. She is truly and inspiration to all of us. Her saintly response to suffering and death, her generous Catholic and pro-life spirit, her humility and simplicity...all speak of a soul close to God.

Though she exemplified a soul at peace with God, it must be a great consolation to know that she received Anointing of the Sick before her death, and that she is at final and lasting peace in heaven.

I hope to share her story widely...especially with Catholic youth. Her life shows the kind of courage and grace and deep faith that we all need to make a difference in our homes and families, in our country, and in the world.

I hope and pray that I can instill the same faith and courage in my own children. God bless you..... You will be in our prayers.

Mary Lou Wirtz

Mary Lou Wirtz
Pewaukee, WI USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 17:17:14 (EDT)
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of courage and love. I know of your family through Bryan's friend, Matt Nicoletta, who taught 10th grade CCD (Chastity) with me in Clovis, NM. Angela's life will be an inspiration to so many young people who are being enslaved by the culture of death. I look forward to sharing her story and life with them as she has been an inspiration to me. May our Blessed Lady keep you all in her Mantle of Love. Heather
Heather Lucas <>
Omaha, NE USA - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 11:16:01 (EDT)
Dear Baird Family,
I am glad that I finally have the chance to express my condolences and gratitude to all of you. I had the privelege of being in the same class and section as Angela at T.A.C. I'm not sure that I can find the words that would tell you exactly how much her life and example affected not only myself, but many others. Besides being in class with her every day, I also worked with her several days out of the week in the kitchen. We had many conversations over lunch breaks. I remember the last one we had was about the importance of modest dress. She was the kind of person that you didn't really notice, but whose example was seen and admired by all of us. I have a rare type of cancer that the doctors are not sure how to treat. On the night of the accident, I kept asking in my prayers why someone like her, in perfect health, should be allowed to die in such a way, while I am permitted to live. But I was consled by the fact that she died bravely and in a state of grace. I hope that what helps me will in some way console you. Remember, she died just after having recieved the Last Rites; she died with every stain of sin wiped clean. I have prayed for her daily since her death and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. God bless you for letting us here at the college share in the friendship of such a wonderful saintly woman.

Yours in Christ,
Peter J. Bacik

Peter J. Bacik <>
Santa Paula, CA USA - Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 16:24:59 (EDT)
In a time where we are struggling with the fight for the pro-life movement, Angela's example is a very clear one: simply to do the will of God, grow closer to Him in love and let His graces flow from the faith we each have been given by Him. All too often we think that we are never getting through to others as we do our best to save the unborn, but Angela has taught us to make our own little way and grow closer to Christ. She has touched so many lives just by her prayers and simple life, both born and unborn... I will pray for her, her family, and I must tell you I am very inspired. May God be with each of you!

Chrissie Terza <>
Scranton, PA USA - Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 15:49:10 (EST)
The memory of your love will continue on.
Tim Davis
- Saturday, April 04, 1998 at 00:34:56 (EST)
I have been praying for Angela each morning and night since my son David, a tutor at the college, told me about her death. I never met her, of course, but wish I had. I lost my only daughter in 1984 at age 18 and have some idea what a blow this is. It was by coincidence that I read the wonderful article in this month's Celebrate Life issue. May God be with you.
Del Quackenbush <>
Woodinville, Wa USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 17:48:43 (EST)
Mike and Peggy,

Finding this site has afforded me the opportunity to join the growing numbers of the Faithful who are brought closer to Our Lord with Angela's beautiful story. She still provides inspiration to Father Joseph and many of us here at St. John Chrysostom. Such heroism is truly a sign of the Divine Energies residing in her!

Vicnaja Pamjat!

Chris Rapkoch <>
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 03:23:04 (EST)
Beautiful site!
Karen Walker
CoronaDelMar, CA USA - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 15:22:51 (EST)
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful Angel.
Lovey <>
- Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 18:26:03 (EST)
I read about Angela in the Catholic Reigister and in the recent issue of Celebrate Life. What an inspiration. I never get tired of reading her story. Each time something new comes home to me. Last weekend when I read her story again in Celebrate Life I suddenly remembered that there is a Planned Parenthood Office across the street from where I live. I will pray everyday that that office shuts down.

My condolences to you and your family on your loss. This website is a wonderful tribute to your daughter. Thank you for sharing her story,

Virginia Southas <>
Bellevue, WA USA - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 18:58:49 (EST)
What a wonderful site! Although I did not know Angela, I do have the pleasure of knowing her father. Mike, I am truly saddened by your loss. Your daughter was a true ANGEL and a great inspiration to us all. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.
Leslie Sandoval <>
Aviano AB, Italy - Monday, March 30, 1998 at 07:15:10 (EST)
To Mike and Peggy (and family):
I have no children of my own; however, when I look at my young nephews, I think there can be no greater love than a child's love for his/her parents. You are very fortunate to have had Angela's love, even for only a short time. This home page - what a great tribute to your daughter and your family!

Trish Bobst <>
Lynnwood, WA USA - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 15:04:33 (EST)
This website continues to be a source of strength and consolation. Angela is remembered always in my prayers and I will invoke her often now and when I go to TAC in the fall. Sharing the same last name (as well as being spiritual siblings in Christ) has linked me to her in a more personal manner. Thank you for allowing me to share with you your daughter, if not in flesh, in spirit. Her soul is remembered in all of our prayers and know that you are also remembered every day as well. God bless you abundantly and may His blessed Mother hold you close always.
megan baird
- Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 23:21:39 (EST)
Mike, there is very little I can add to what has already been said, except to send you an old Arabic Proverb: "He who has no child knows no sorrow; but, he who has no child knows no joy."


George W. Durman <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 23:53:18 (EST)
As a TAC alumnus, I heard about the accident very soon after it happened, through the "TAC grapevine." The first thought that crossed my mind was that, though this sounded horrible, God in His love for us must be bringing us some good through what humanly would be considered a great loss. After reading the articles and perusing your website (very well done, by the way), my thought is verified in seeing so much good come of the life and death of one special person, Angela. May we all obtain through her intercession the grace to follow her shining example.
Joe De Kroon <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 13:37:51 (EST)
Angela provides us with an excellent example of taking on the sufferings of Jesus Christ and offering that suffering up for others. You are sad but must be comforted by the witness her life was to all of us.

Grace and Peace,
Reve. Dean E. Wilhelm

Rev. Dean E. Wilhelm <>
College Station, TX TX - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 09:16:50 (EST)
I can not help but feel that God could wait no longer to have Angela by his side.
Bill Liess <BillLiess>
Wichita, KS - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 01:31:31 (EST)
This evening I read Angela's story in the March-April issue of Celebrate Life. Both this website and "One Gentle Voice" are beautiful tributes to your daughter. May you find some comfort in knowing that she has touched so many hearts. I will remember you in my prayers. Thank you for sharing her story that I am sure is a tremendous inspiration to many people. It will be in my heart for a long time. Charlene Mcquillan
Charlene Mcquillan <>
Ballwin, Mo - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 00:58:55 (EST)
This evening I read Angela's story in the March-April issue of Celebrate Life. Both this website and "One Gentle Voice" are beautiful tributes to your daughter. May you find some comfort in knowing that she has touched so many hearts. I will remember you in my prayers. Thank you for sharing her story that I am sure is a tremendous inspiration to many people. It will be in my heart for a long time. Charlene Mcquillan
Charlene Mcquillan <>
Ballwin, Mo - Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 00:58:01 (EST)
I wanted wanted to take a moment to express my sorrow at the loss of
Angela...what an extraordinary young girl she must have been.

What you are doing with this website is extraordinary as well...what a
tribute! May God bless you and keep you. I am sure that he is now
holding Angela in his loving arms.

Yours in Christ,

Trev Williams

Trev Williams <>
- Monday, March 23, 1998 at 23:11:02 (EST)
Dear Baird Family, Thank you for raising such a beautiful daughter. I hope that my own children will grow to be mature Christians as your Angela was. I will remember you in my prayers and I will ask Angela to pray for me and my family. God be with you.
Gretchen Nelson <>
Steubenville, 0h usa - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 21:21:41 (EST)
Dear Baird Family,
I heard about the death of your daughter last year from a friend of mine who attends Thomas Aquinas College. I called him a couple days after her death and he has had me praying for her ever since. She truly was an amazing and holy person from what I have read about her and from what my friend has told me about her. I wish that I had been blessed to have met her, but God would not have it so.
Yours in Christ,
Aaron Ferris

Aaron Ferris <>
newaygo, MI USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 18:59:03 (EST)
I read the article about Angela in Celebration Life, and was amazed about the strength she had during her last hours. She was a remarkable young lady and I pray that my three children will grow to be as devout and strong in the Caltholic faith as she. Angela's prayers for the preborn will continue in Heaven, saving so many more babies.
Barbara <>
Tracy, CA USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 01:54:44 (EST)
I read the article about Angela in Celebration Life, and was amazed about the strength she had during her last hours. She was a remarkable young lady and I pray that my three children will grow to be as devout and strong in the Caltholic faith as she. Angela's prayers for the preborn will continue in Heaven, saving so many more babies.
Barbara <>
Tracy, CA USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 01:52:32 (EST)
Dear Baird Family,
I am so thankful that I was able to experience the web site which your family has created in memory of Angela. I used to work with the newest Baird family member, Kate Fitzgerald Baird, and am thankful that I was able to learn about your daughter's inspiring testimony and your family's strength through knowing her.
May the Lord Jesus provide you with his grace for each new day,
Heidi Ball

Heidi Ball <>
Norfolk, VA USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 13:13:36 (EST)
Dear Patti and family,
Thank you for telling me about this webpage dedicated to Angela. I had read her story in pro-life and Catholic
newspapers, and was deeply moved by her devotion to the babies and to
Our Lord! I remember saying to myself, "This is the kind of child every true Christian would pray to have!"
I never thought I'd "meet" (online) her family and see her website.

God bless all of you and remember to ask Angela to intercede for us to God. She was truly a holy child!



Annette <>
USA - Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 08:49:54 (EST)


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