Archangel Raphael is known as “the medicine of God” (St Gregory the Great). Thus he is especially known as the angel of the ill, given that his main office is to heal the sick. Raphael is also the angel who accompanies travelers on their missions.
Archangel Raphael is still at his job of spectacularly assisting those who need his help, especially with significant health issues in our present time, particularly if he is specifically asked to do so. It is one of Raphael’s great joys to assist any of the children of God in this manner. So do not hesitate to call upon him, should you really need his assistance, for Raphael will come and help out in ways you cannot begin to imagine.
The question keeps being asked, “What does Archangel Raphael look like?” The answer is simple. Angels being preternatural beings, they can look like whatever appearance they choose to take on. However, that having been said, below is a recent description of one of the ways Raphael has appeared. Continue reading →
The question was asked, “Are archangels fierce?” The short answer is that they are according to need. For example, Archangel Raphael tends to be more laid back than Archangel Michael as Raphael is the healer whereas Michael is the warrior. Gabriel is the messenger and the other archangels all have their principal, assigned offices. But when the need arises, Raphael is perfectly capable of fighting to the hilt, to defend his charge, despite his relatively laid back demeanour in general.
Blessed Saint Raphael, Archangel, we beseech you to help us in all our needs and trials of this life, as you, through the power of God, restored sight and gave guidance to young Tobit. We humbly seek your aid and intercession, that our souls may be healed, our bodies protected from all ills, and that through divine grace we may be made fit to dwell in the eternal Glory of God in heaven. Amen.