In Honor of the Holy Archangels – Saint Michael – Saint Gabriel – Saint Raphael

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This statue of St. Michael is at my desk in my work cubicle. It is very beautiful and can be purchased through SpiritDaily.com.

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Today, September 29th, is the feast day for the only three Archangels mentioned in Holy Scripture. They are:

St. Michael (which means, “Who is like God?”) — Leader of the Heavenly Host of angels — he was the angel who fought and cast down satan from Heaven.

St. Gabriel (which means, “God is my strong man”) — he is seen as a great messenger of God in several Biblical stories — he is also the guardian angel of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. Raphael (which means, “God is Healer”) — he is the patron saint of healing, of travelers, and of happy encounters — he is only mentioned by name in the Old Testament.

And so, in honor of these great archangels, I am posting three Holy Love messages that involve each of these angels. Also, remember that if you invoke a saint on their feast day, they have special graces given to them by God. So, today, is the day to ask for deliverance and healing prayers to be answered!

Finally, I have a special fondness for St. Raphael. So, I am also including a “miracle story” about him in this post. I hope everyone enjoys the story. God bless!

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September 29, 1999
Feast of St. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael;
Dedication of St. Michael Statue Prayer Service

St. Michael is here. He says,

“Praise be to Jesus.”

“Often in the world, my brothers and sisters, you see me portrayed with a sword, defeating Satan and driving him out of Heaven. But I tell you, more powerful than my sword is the heel of our Most Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. This heel is comprised of those consecrated to Holy and Divine Love. And it is this heel that will defeat Satan.”

He leaves.

July 19, 1993

From St. Raphael

This morning when I was praying to the angel Raphael, he came and stood next to me. He had large wings, dark hair and features and was dressed in green. I asked him if he believed Jesus Christ was born in the flesh. He bowed so low his wings covered his head. He said,

“I believe Jesus Christ was born of the flesh.”

Then he straightened up and looked right at me. He said,

“And so do you.”

He continued,

“You need to go deeper into the Mother’s Heart. Do not give in to discouragement. Remember, God does not ask of you what you cannot give.”

I asked him how I could do this. He said,

“Continually seek the Refuge of Her Heart and, in so doing, do not dwell on anything discouraging.”

Then he disappeared.

July 19, 2001

“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.”

“This Mission, you know, is like Gabriel’s horn summoning the harvesting angels to earth. For when I return, it will be on the Wings of Love. And when I come to reign in Triumph, I will be seated on a Throne of Love. Perfect love casts out all evil, for Love is the Light, evil the darkness. This is why the more the soul surrenders to Love, the more perfect he is in My Eyes.”

“When I say to you that you must be the voice crying out in the desert, it is because this Message, the United Hearts Revelation, reveals and casts out evil and brings to perfection the Light. Perhaps you believe this Message to be only for these times. You are mistaken. It is eternal. Yes, it is both here on earth and in Heaven above. Are you surprised at this?”

Maureen: “I guess I don’t understand it.”

Jesus:

“You do not need to. Just believe it. I will bless you.”

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WHEN A MARYLAND PRIEST CLAIMED AN ANGEL VISITED HIS CHURCH IN FULL VIEW OF CONGREGANTS

Story taken from: http://www.spiritdaily.com/Marylandangelarchived.htm

A devout priest in Maryland reported that on the feast day of Guadalupe an angel appeared during Mass in front of him and about 200 congregants.

The priest, Father Richard Scott, 41, of St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton, Maryland, in the archdiocese of Washington, tells Spirit Daily that on December 12 he had started the day asking Our Lady of Guadalupe for confirmation pertaining to a special request he had made.

Originally from Peru, Father Scott, who says he has a special devotion to the angels (“in the Catholic sense, nothing at all New Age”) and recites the litany of angels every day, and conducts healing Masses at a church dedicated to the Archangel Raphael, recounts that at about 6:45 a.m. he was praying to the Virgin.

“Blessed Mother, I know you are Our Lady of Guadalupe,” he had said. “You know that I love you very much. You are also Queen of Angels. I know I am not worthy, but because of the merits of your Son Jesus and His Divine Mercy, I humbly beseech you to send me St. Raphael to give me a sign that what I have heard in my heart is from your Son.”

That night Father Scott celebrated a Mass in honor of the Guadalupe Virgin at 7:30 p.m. He says that he had gone through the day without much further thought as to his request. “I forgot about it,” he says, “but God didn’t.

“I was saying the prayer of the faithful and I had closed my eyes and I opened them and looked up to see the people that I was praying for and I was indirectly praying for my special intentions and also praying for a man with cancer — and for our bishops that they always be filled with the Holy Spirit and faithful to the Holy Father — and just as I was saying that all together, I looked up and in the back of the church, I saw this Hispanic woman who works in the parish preparing the little kids at the time of the offertory, bringing the gifts — they were going to present roses and carnations to the Blessed Mother — and right next to her I see this young man in his twenties with light brown hair with a big picture, a big painting in a frame, with a radiant face and around his body like an aura. He looked different — but completely human, nicely dressed, with corduroy pants, a shirt, a sweater, and like a suede jacket.

“He was radiant — the most penetrating loving eyes. They exuded love, and he had a huge smile, as if he was my best of friends, surprising me. He walked like he was on a mission to fulfill what God wanted him to do. He walked up the aisle reverently but quickly.

“He was in control. Nothing would stop him. He just came down, but he didn’t do it in a way that was pompous. He didn’t float. He walked like a normal person, but quickly with this big painting on his right side and it was like there was a light, a spotlight on him, like an aura around his body, even though his body was normal, and throughout the whole thing his eyes were in contact with me. He gave reverence to the Eucharist and to me as a priest.

“He genuflected near the tabernacle and presented this painting. He laid it against a lectern on the left-hand side. He was not far away from me. He went up two steps and laid it against the lectern and he said to me, ‘You have to bless it.’ I did say as he was approaching, is there anything I can do to help you. I was shocked. Even as he said, ‘You must bless this,’ his facial expressions never changed.

“There was complete love and tenderness but he was there on a mission. I couldn’t walk up to him. I couldn’t move. Something kept me from moving. I couldn’t speak. All I could do was observe and receive. Afterwards he turned around, once again genuflected to the Blessed Sacrament, and then he went again somewhat fast down the aisle, turned around, once again looked at me, raised up his arms to heaven, and said with a smile, as if he was exuberantly happy, ‘Amen, alleluia!'”

It is an angel story as there have been many angel stories but with this twist: Father Scott actually saw the mysterious stranger disappear. Most who have angel encounters describe a stranger who then was nowhere to be seen, but the Maryland priest actually saw him vanish.

“After saying, ‘Amen, alleluia,’ he put his arms down and I don’t know how the wooden doors opened, but as he was going down the steps, before he got outside — there is another set of glass doors — I saw him disappear. He went down five or six steps and disappeared. I saw him disappear. He disappeared just before he got to the glass doors. I did not see the glass doors open, and from the altar I can tell when people leave Mass early.”

Of course, we leave this all for your discernment. So far we have no reason to doubt it and if true we find it tremendous — a Christmas gift.

It confirmed something major for the priest, who says that painting was a replica of the famous Michelangelo masterpiece, “The Creation,” in which God is touching the finger of Adam. He said there was a man in a car who had been out front through Mass waiting to drive a relative, and the man later testified that he saw no one enter or leave. Those attending Mass were equally shocked at the mysterious visitors actions and way of walking.

Father Scott believes the mysterious stranger was the Archangel Raphael. He says the painting was expensively framed in wood with cardboard protectors on the corners. The priest left the painting in the church for four days, waiting to see if anyone would claim it, which no one did.