He is also a patron saint of young people, love, travelers, and people seeking protection from nightmares.People often pray for Raphael's help in healing their bodies from illnesses and injuries.God often assigns Raphael to answer people's prayer requests for good health by blessing their medical care as they pursue natural means of attaining good health, such as taking medications, having surgery, doing physical therapy, eating nutritiously, drinking water, and getting enough sleep and exercise.Although Raphael may heal people instantly after prayer alone, that's rarely how the healing process happens.
Clare Ward, spokeswoman for the Catholic Enquiry Office, the official body providing information on Catholic life, said that while the distinction between the saints has always been clear within the Church it has, over the years, been blurred outside.
A place for Catholics who don't find their Catholic identity in the standard definitions. I know it's a couple days late for this year, but I really seem to be losing track of time working night shift.
But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in." Edwin Markham I actually wrote this one for Vatentine's day two years ago.
People who are stuck in a rut of unhealthy thought patterns that are fueling an addiction (such as to pornography, alcohol, gambling, overworking, overeating, etc.) can call on Raphael to help them break free and overcome addiction.
They seek to change the way they think, which will then help them replace the addictive behavior with healthier habits.