*** *** *** The Church celebrates the Feast of Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael… in Sacred Scripture, each of them with an important mission:
~ Michael is the great protector and defender of the Church. Pope Leo XIII instituted the Prayer to St. Michael, invoking his name for protection against Satan and all evil.
~ Gabriel is the messenger; he announced the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah and the joyful message of the Incarnation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
~ Raphael is the guide and healer; he aided the young Tobias on his long journey.