Friday, October 24, 2008

Feast of St. Raphael

To read about St. Raphael, go to the book of Tobias in the Bible
You can find a great coloring page of St. Raphael over at
Waltzing Matilda's!

St. Raphael's patronage:

against bodly ills
against eye diseases and problems
against mental illness
against nightmares
against sickness
apothecaries
blind people
Catholic singles
doctors
druggists
Dubuque, Iowa,
guardian angels
happy meetings
love
lovers
mentally ill
nurses
pharmacists
physicians
Seattle, Washington
shepherdesses
shepherds
travellers
young people

Litany of St. Raphael the Archangel

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Response: pray for us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Angels,
Saint Raphael,
St. Raphael, filled with the mercy of God,
St. Raphael, perfect adorer of the Divine Word,
St. Raphael, terror of demons,
St. Raphael, exterminator of vices,
St. Raphael, health of the sick,
St. Raphael, our refuge in all our trials,
St. Raphael, guide of travellers,
St. Raphael, consoler of prisoners,
St. Raphael, joy of the sorrowful,
St. Raphael, filled with zeal for the salvation of souls,
St. Raphael, whose name means "Medicine of God",
St. Raphael, lover of chastity,
St. Raphael, scourge of demons,
St. Raphael, in pest, famine and war,
St. Raphael, angel of peace and prosperity,
St. Raphael, endowed with the grace of healing,
St. Raphael, sure guide in the paths of virtue and sanctification,
St. Raphael, help of all those who implore thy assistance,
St. Raphael, who was the guide and consolation of Tobias on his journey,
St. Raphael, whom the Scriptures praise: "Raphael, the holy angel of the Lord, was sent to cure," St. Raphael, our advocate,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, St. Raphael, to the Lord our God,
R.That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus Christ, by the prayer of the Archangel Raphael, grant us the grace to avoid all sin and to persevere in every good work until we reach our heavenly country, Thou Who livest and reignest world without end. R. Amen.
To read about St. Raphael, go to the book of Tobias in the Bible
You can find a great coloring page of St. Raphael over at Waltzing Matilda's!

2 comments:

GrandmaK said...

I feel certain there are some days when my eyesight might be improved if I had just asked for the intercession of St. Raphael. Thank you and have a grand day! Cathy

Jackie Parkes said...

Didn't know about the mental illness thing!