September 29th Feast of the Archangels taken from Medjugorje Every day WHO ARE THE ARCHANGELS? In Sacred Scripture we speak of seven archangels of which the best known are Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Saint Michael is powerful, especially in the fight against evil. Saint Gabriel is a specialist in the field of communications and St. Raphael is so special, the protector of travelers, and to intercede for the sick. Saint Gabriel helps those who invoke the Holy Spirit. It is the angel of truth and no priest should let a day pass without asking for help. Raphael is the angel of healing. It archangel who helps priests as confessors and also penitents. Married people should pray for St. Raphael's intercession. The archangel St. Michael is the strongest angel against all kinds of evil. We often ask him to protect not only us, but also all the living and deceased members of our family. Michael means "Who is like God?" It is the Archangel of light and fire; the head of the heavenly hosts. It is he who threw Lucifer from Heaven. For this reason, in Christian iconography, Saint Michael is portrayed as a strong young man, young and handsome, wearing armor. He is identified as the protector of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as patron of the Jewish nation. Gabriel: His name etymologically means "strength of God" because he is thought to have fought with Jacob breaking his femur ( Gen. ch. 32). He appeared to Zechariah as "the one who is in the sight of God" (Lk 1: 19). He appeared to the Virgin Mary, announcing the birth of Jesus (Annunciation). For this he is considered the head of the ambassadors, and the Angel of Revelation. In Christian iconography, he is portrayed as young, elegant, majestic, dressed in rich robes. Frequently he is also portrayed on his knees in front of the Madonna with his arms crossed on his chest or holding a parchment, a scepter or a lily. Raphael's name means "God Heals" and is mentioned in the book of Tobit, and he accompanied Tobias on a trip to Mesopotamia to recover his father's money, he freed Sara from a demon and he favored the marriage of Sara with Tobias. Saint Raphael is often regarded as the guardian angel par excellence, the head of the Guardian Angels, the Angel of Providence that watches over all mankind. Saint Raphael is often depicted in Christian iconography, along with the young Tobias and his dog, which accompanies faithfully and consistently. Saint Raphael is 'identified as the patron saint of pilgrims, which means those who make a pilgrimage to a religious place or better yet, on their way to God. He is represented for this like a traveler who travels with his staff and sandals, Do not forget that all the people with whom we relate have their guardian angel, that we can greet and invoke; especially the angels of our family members, who live in our homes with us. But of all the angels, we do not overlook the fact that the intercession of Michael, Gabriel and Raphael is especially powerful. When we have to make a trip or just cross our city, we invoke Raphael; and just as we do when we are sick. When we use the means of communication, especially the Internet, we ask the help of Gabriel. And at all times we turn to Michael, which is powerful to deliver us from bad people and evil. GREETINGS TO ALL THOSE WHO CELEBRATE THEIR NAME DAY TODAY!