A ministering angel shall my sister be






A ministering angel shall my sister be





Meaning:

To minister is to serve, or act as a subordinate agent. So, a ministering angel is a kind-hearted person, providing help and comfort.



Example:







Origin:

From Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1603:

LAERTES:

Lay her i' the earth:
And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest,
A ministering angel shall my sister be,
When thou liest howling.



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