"You are Raphael the healer, you are Raphael the guide,
you are Raphael the companion, ever at human sorrow's side."( Prayer from the Chaplet of the Archangel Raphael )
The feast day of St. Raphael reminds us that he is an eminent intercessor – a special patron of the sick and travelers – who brings our prayers to God. He is one of the highest angelic spirits that assist God and, therefore, has conditions to ask God for the graces we need.
Saint Archangel Raphael Feast was celebrated on October 24th, according to the Roman liturgical calendar before Vatican II, but is now on September 29th along with Saints Archalgels Michael and Gabriel. Even so , I'm keeping unchanged the traditions and the values of our 2000 years old Catholic faith , and I'm inviting you all pray another awesome Novena for the Feast of Saint Archangel Raphael , one of the Seven who stand before God” (Tob. 12:15 ) and whose name means the God has healed .
May God's healing be upon each one of us and upon the entire earth ..Let us ask him to help us to reach Heaven in order to contemplate the Lord . We should also ask him to help us maintain a constant consideration of the celestial order to give us consolation and the hope of Heaven and the Reign of Mary in the increasingly sad days in which we live.
For the Novena check on my other catholic blog : Time to Pray .
God bless and keep each one of you !
St. Raphael, pray for us , that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ . Amen