Where Is the Archangel Raphael in the Scriptures?

The three archangels:  Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

 On September 29, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the three Archangels who have been venerated throughout the history of the Church:Michael (from the Hebrew Who Is Like God?), who defends the friends of God against Satan and all his evil angels; Gabriel (the Power of God), chosen by the Creator to announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation; and Raphael (the Medicine of God or God Heals), the archangel who, in the book of Tobit, takes care of Tobias on his jo … [Read more...]

So…. Did Jesus Really Have Brothers and Sisters?

Jesus - Sermon on the Mount

 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are his sisters here with us?" --Mark 6:3DID JESUS HAVE BROTHERS AND SISTERS? The Gospel of Mark would seem to say so.And not only in the Gospel of Mark.  In Luke 8:19-21, the topic comes up again. Jesus is told by a crowd gathered to hear him speak.  The crowd says, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” But Jesus, rather than inviting the rest of his … [Read more...]

The Queenship of Mary Is Deeply Rooted in Scripture

Mary Queen of Heaven

Today Catholics celebrate the Memorial of the Queenship of the Virgin Mary.Pope Pius XII established August 22 as the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary in 1954; but Mary’s role as queen over the universal Church finds its roots in the Scriptures.At the Annunciation, the archangel Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would rule forever on the throne of David. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary the “mother of my Lord.”The Old Testament foreshadows this queenship of Mary, by teachin … [Read more...]


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