Soul Saturday // Archangels

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The past few weeks we have been learning more about the Archangels trio! I am mostly familiar with St. Michael and St. Gabriel. My affection for St. Gabriel stems from the Annunciation of course. My affection for St. Michael is because of all the protection I receive, along with my guardian angel!

Just this past week my guardian angel stopped me from getting in an accident with a biker who popped up out of nowhere on my street! I even remember once in college I was driving down a narrow street and a car was coming very fast and I was not a practicing catholic at the time but I narrowly avoided a head-on collision at a high speed. I know I was protected (as well as the other car) by my guardian angel and St. Michael. I am also deathly afraid of flying and over the years especially when I was a teen I had to fly a lot. You know those times when you say your prayers out of habit and those times of fear when you REALLY say your prayers? Well when the plane would go flying down the runway I would REALLY mean my St. Michael prayer! I repeated it countless times and every time I landed safely! I believe he definitely defends me against the serious battles and as for some of the daily battles I fail at, I know that’s where I need to keep growing my strength in God to succeed more often because it’s a partnership!

In Joy Valley Petoskey, Michigan there is a place called the Marian Center and it is the only place in the world to have an Archangel grotto! It is AMAZING! The size of the statues are absolutely huge and magnificent to behold! Below I will post pictures from the shrine for you to view! I thought it would be fitting to share after learning about them :) I just love how St. Michael looks so strong and not to be messed with it! I feel like he looks at the devil when the devil is trying hard to get us and says “do you see my sword here? don’t even try” Ha take that devil !

Have a blessed soul saturday sisters and if you get the chance - visit the shrine! It has many other statues as well (actually the most statues I’ve ever seen in one place!!) Here is their website with more information: http://mariancenter.org/  TO Jesus through Mary-Ally Hynes

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Angels // Saint Gabriel the Archangel

Saint Gabriel is the patron saint of telecommunication workers, radio broadcasters, postal workers, clerics, and diplomats. All of these jobs fall under the umbrella of communications and messengers.

Angels // Saint Raphael the Archangel

Saint Raphael is associated with a variety of things, all because of the Book of Tobit. He’s mainly known as a healing angel because he created a cure to heal Tobit of his blindness.

Angels // Saint Raphael the Archangel

St. Raphael is one of the archangels, and he is known for healing. If you haven’t already, go check out the book of Tobit. This is where we really see St. Raphael at work and gain a greater understanding of who he is, however, I want to focus in on this particular scripture ver

Angels // Saint Raphael the Archangel

Raphael called the two of them aside privately and said to them: “Bless God and give him thanks before all the living for the good things he has done for you, by blessing and extolling his name in song. Proclaim before all with due honor the deeds of God, and do not be slack in thanking him.”