ST. MICHAEL, ST. GABRIEL & ST. RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS

FEAST: SEPTEMBER 29

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael play a major role in salvation history. Their mission from God has been to help humans love and serve God just as they do. Michael is the captain of God’s army who cast Satan out of heaven. He constantly battles for souls at the hour of their death. Michael’s name means, “Who is like God?”

Gabriel is God’s messenger throughout the Bible. He appears for the announcement of the birth of Jesus to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. Gabriel’s name means, “God’s Strength.”

Raphael is concerned with the healing power of God. He is only explicitly named once in the Bible in the book of Tobit, but his influence is seen throughout the Bible in miraculous healings. Raphael’s name means, “God has healed.” 

All three archangels continue to work today with all choirs of angels for the glorification of God and our salvation. We ask for their intercession as we strive to be in God’s presence as they are.

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At the National Eucharistic Congress, Decided Excellence Catholic Media - with the help of Bishop William Waltersheid - will be presenting "Beautiful Revelation: The Eucharistic Timeline". Throughout human history, God has left repeated proof of His presence in the Eucharist and that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Salvation. God has given us the wisdom. Have you taken the time to understand? Read this spiritual journey through time to examine critical moments that God uses to reveal the truth of the Body of Christ.

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