St.Raphael, Archangel (Sept.29)

Sep 28, 2012 by

September 29

Saint Raphael the Archangel

Patron Saint of Love, Lovers, Happy Meetings,

Doctors,Nurses, Pharmacists, Travelers,

Shepherds, Young People, the Sick;

Against Eye Disease,

Mental Illness, Nightmares,

Feast Dates:

September 29

Patronage:

against bodily ills

against eye disease

against eye problems

against insanity

against mental illness

against nightmares

against sickness

apothecaries

blind people

doctors

druggists

guardian angels

happy meetings

love

lovers

mentally ill people

nurses

pharmacists

physicians

shepherdesses

shepherds

sick people

travellers

young people

Dioceses:

Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa

Diocese of MacKenzie – Fort Smith, Northwest Territories

Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin

Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington

Extract from St.Michael, St. Gabriel & St. Raphael, ARCHANGELS: “The Archangel Raphael had been sent by God to cure and comfort two afflicted souls, old Tobias and Raguel’s young daughter Sara, the widow of seven husbands, all of whom had died on the first night following their wedding to her. As night was falling, at the end of another day of their long journey, young Tobias turning to his guide asked him the customary question: “Where wilt thou that we lodge ?” Here begins the first part of Raphael’s mission. He must induce young Tobias to marry Sara, Raguel’s daughter, and at the same time deliver her from all diabolical influence and vexation. This was a very delicate matter, for sinister rumors about this young dame, as being the cause of death to seven husbands, had reached Ninive and young Tobias himself knew all about her and was deathly afraid of associating with her. At the question of where to lodge for the night, Raphael had proposed to put up at Raguel’s and for Tobias to propose to Sara, his own cousin. “I hear,” answered Tobias, ‘that she hath been given to seven husbands, and they all died; moreover I have heard, that a devil killed them.’ Imagine this young man, now, going to ask for the hand of such a dame! The Archangel Raphael obtained just that, and what is more, their marriage was a very happy one, blessed with good health and long life, so that they both saw their children’s children to the fifth generation.” See PICTURE of Archangel Raphael.  See also: Raphael (archangel) (Multilingual), St. Raphael. VIDEOS:  The Archangels Michael Gabriel and Raphael, Sep 29 – Homily: The Archangels, Archangel Raphael, HEALING PRAYERS TO SAINT RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL !!! IT IS GOD WHO HEALS US. PRAYERS to St. Raphael, the Archangel Patron of Travelers.

Extract from St. Raphael: “Archangel. One of the three angels mentioned by name in Scripture, and one of the seven that stand before God’s throne. Lead character in the deutero-canonical book of Tobit in which he travelled with (and guarded) Tobiah, and cured a man’s blindness; hence his connection with travelers, young people, blindness, healing and healers.”

Extract from St. Raphael the Archangel: “The name of this archangel (Raphael = “God has healed”) does not appear in the Hebrew Scriptures, and in the Septuagint only in the Book of Tobias. Here he first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of the younger Tobias, calling himself “Azarias the son of the great Ananias”. The protective influence of the angel is shown in many ways including the binding “in the desert of upper Egypt” of the demon who had previously slain seven husbands of Sara, daughter of Raguel [Tobit 5-11] After the return and the healing of the blindness of the elder Tobias, Azarias makes himself known as “the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord” (Tobit 12:15. Cf. Revelation 8:2).”

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Raphael, Archangel,  on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Bus Accident in Bali, Indonesia (March 16, 2012) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 26 – April 8, 2012.

Terrorist Train Bombing in Russia (November 28, 2009) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  December 21 – January 4, 2010.

Buffalo Plane Crash (February 12, 2009) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 2 – March 16, 2009.

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