Guardian of the Tree of Life of the Garden of Eden, Raphael is a Seraph. He is also the Head of the Guardian Angels. Just like the Angels Michael and Gabriel, he refused to join Lucifer in his rebellion against God. He is therefore the Angel of Faithfulness.
The story of the Archangel Raphael
He reigns over angels and archangels, like the Angels Michael, Raphael and Uriel. Like all archangels, the archangel Raphael is a Guardian Angel.
What does the first name “Raphael” mean? Raphael (Refa: to heal and El: God, in Hebrew) means “Healing God” or “Divine Healer“. He is the one who – if you know how to invoke him – can relieve your body, heart and mind.
He is the Patron Saint of Physicians and Travelers. But he is also known as the Angel of effective and benevolent protection, the Angel of Love, Light and Joy.
Discover the story of the Archangel Raphael
One of the manuscripts of the Dead Sea, the Book of Enoch, describes the Mission entrusted by God to Raphael, head of the angels and archangels: to clean the Earth from the impurity left by the fallen angels and the giants as well as to help all the children to keep corruption at bay.
The Book of Enoch also mentions that he foiled the evil spells of a terrible devil, and ensured Abraham’s lineage by arranging a wedding. It recounts that he was sent from Above to Tobit, a pious and generous Jew, and that he healed his blindness.
The Guardian Angel Raphael appears in the Quran – under the name of Israfil – blowing a trumpet twice, at the time of the Last Judgment.
He is celebrated on September 29.
When to invoke the Archangel Raphael, the Guardian Angel?
Since he is the Patron Saint of Physicians, he can be invoked if you suffer from any illness and, most specifically, if you have eyesight problems – reference to Tobit.
This Guardian Angel can also be called upon to:
- free yourself from destructive emotions
- consolidate a union
- or even to regain your energy
Since this i Guardian Angel is the Patron Saint of those who travel by land, sea and air, his assistance can be called upon when you go on a journey – whether by car, boat or plane.