The 7 Great Archangels Information Site
"... and I saw 7 Angels standing in the presence of God..." Apoc 8:2
"And I saw 7 Angels standing in the presence of God" Apoc VIII:2
St. Raphael - God Heals

 St. Raphael's name means "God heals/ the healing of God"


    

 

Patron of the Sacrament of Pennance


Raphael carries a jug of oil for annointing. The fish traditionally symbolizes the soul and the oil the healing of it's ailments through confession. The fish is also a reminder of the story of his protection of young Tobias and healing his father Tobit. (see the book of Tobit in the Old Testament for his story; only a Catholic bible will contain this
book.)


Prayer:

St. Raphael the Archangel

You are Raphael the Healer,

You are Raphael the Guide,

You are Raphael the Companion,

Ever at human sorrow's side.

St. Raphael, Angel of health, of true conjugal love, of joy and Divine light, pray for us! Amen


~from the chaplet of St. Raphael


Oh holy St. Raphael come to our aid with your legion of angels! May your strength and love grow within us. Intercede for us that the love of God and the Immaculata may reign in our hearts and triumph over the hatred and uncleanness spread in the world by the evil spirits. Amen

     


St. Raphael the Archangel



Picture of the statue of St. Raphael in the 7 Archangels Catholic Church in Bavaria

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