Who is Saint Raphael the Archangel?
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Saint Raphael the Archangel is one of the most well-known and popular saints in Christianity. He is often depicted with a fish in his hand, symbolizing his role as a healer of water-related diseases. Saint Raphael also has many other responsibilities, such as being known for guiding travelers and bringing people back to life when they are near death. There are many miracles attributed to him, including the healing of both animals and humans.
The Hebrew word “Raphael” can be translated to “God heals,” “Divine Healer,” or “Remedy of God.”
Here’s a prayer to St. Raphael for anything on your mind, but especially if you know someone who is hurting right now.
Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the “medicine of God” I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor (here mention your special intention), and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Who are Angels of God according to the Bible?
Angels are mentioned in various books of the Bible. They are often depicted as messengers who deliver messages from God to humans but they also serve other functions such as protecting and guiding people, delivering blessings and punishments, or guarding a person or a nation.
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