About Lorna


#1 International Bestselling Author and Peace Ambassador

 Lorna Byrne is an international number 1 bestselling author (her last two books have gone straight in at #1 on the UK Sunday Times Chart) with more than a million readers around the world. Her books, Angels in my Hair, Stairways to Heaven, A Message of Hope from the Angels and Love from Heaven have been translated into 30 languages. 

Lorna has been seeing angels since she was a baby. Very unusually, she sees angels physically with as much clarity as the rest of us see people and she sees them every day. This diminutive, soft-spoken, uneducated Irish woman who did not talk about what she was seeing until seven years ago, says she has no idea why she can see angels when others can’t, adding that she is just an ordinary person.

While it is difficult to believe that someone can see angels physically the clarity and hope inherent in Lorna’s message that everyone regardless of religion has a guardian angel, has made her a world-wide phenomenon. She has been featured extensively in respected European media – including BBC TV and Radio, The Economist, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Times, The Catholic Herald. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Few who have spoken with Lorna Byrne fail to be impressed by the wisdom and humility of this Irish woman. The overwhelming response of her more than a million readers all around the world is that knowing that Lorna sees a guardian angel with everyone has given them the belief that they have a guardian angel. They say that this assurance gives them tremendous hope and comfort, particularly in these challenging times.

An important part of Lorna’s message is that she sees a guardian angel with everyone regardless of religion (or lack of religion). She talks of the guardian angel as the gatekeeper of the soul. Lorna frequently speaks to and prays with groups from different faiths and says that interfaith prayer is particularly powerful.

Lorna emphasizes the special role that America is called upon to play in the spiritual evolution of humanity and in bringing peace to our world,. She says that America is where the solutions to many of the world’s problems will come from – including the problems relating to wars based on religious divides.

Lorna’s recent work has included events in New York with Sunni and Shia Muslims where Lorna invited Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams to share the Northern Ireland experience of bringing together people of different faiths.

A widow with four children, Lorna lives in rural Ireland.



Lorna was born into a poor family in Dublin in March 1955. From long before she could talk Lorna was seeing and communicating with Angels – she sees them as physically as the rest of us see someone standing in front of us. Her lack of interest in the material world led to concerns about her health, and she was diagnosed as being ‘retarded’. In 1971, while helping her father in the garage he ran, Lorna met Joe, the man Angel Elijah had foretold she would marry. They married in 1976.

Married life was hard, Joe suffered from serious ill health and was unable to work much of the time. The couple and their four children lived in poverty. In 2000 –again as Angel Elijah foretold – Joe died, leaving Lorna alone with four children. Her youngest child was just five years old.

Lorna has continued seeing and talking with angels throughout her life and says ‘They were my teachers, my friends [and still are today].’ When she was growing up, Lorna was told by the angels not to tell anyone what she could see. She didn’t, until she wrote the book Angels in my Hair. Even her beloved husband, Joe, was told little of what she could see. People, however, always knew that there was something ‘different’ or ‘special’ about Lorna and as her children grew older, word spread and many  started  to come to visit Lorna, seeking healing or wisdom.

From a very early age, the angels told Lorna that she would write a book about them. She used to laugh when they said it, telling them it was unlikely because she had dyslexia and could hardly write. In 2003, Lorna started to work on the book and people came into her life who were able to help her. In May 2008, Angels in my Hair was published in the UK and Ireland.

Angels in my Hair is now an international bestseller. It has been translated into twenty-six languages and has been published in more than fifty countries. Lorna’s second book, Stairways to Heaven, is also an international bestseller. A Message of Hope from the Angels, Lorna’s third book, is a Sunday Times number 1 bestseller.

The overwhelming response of readers to Lorna’s message – regardless of religious beliefs – is that she gives them back hope, helping them to realise that no matter how alone they might feel they have a guardian angel by their side.