Homily of the Day

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. We are familiar with Michael, the fighter and warrior of God, and with Gabriel, God’s messenger to Mary and Zechariah for the birth of their sons.

The Archangel Gabriel, “the Medicine of God,” appears in the book of Tobit to heal Tobit from his blindness and to protect Tobias in her marriage to Sara who had been tormented by many devils.

In the first reading from Revelation, we see Michael, God’s warrior, defeating

Satan and his evil hosts.

In the Gospel reading, at Jesus’ call of his first disciples, we hear Jesus assuring us that angels are at God’s bidding, “ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

We celebrate the Holy Angels on 02 October: they are God’s constant guardians and companions for us; they are God’s all-pervading presence and providence for us. The Archangels are God’s special messengers to man.