We meet the archangel Raphael in the Old Testament book of Tobit. He appears with a mission of healing, saying "...the Lord has sent me to heal you, and to deliver Sara your son's wife from the devil. For I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord." The name Raphael means "God heals." He is invoked often as a patron of health and wellness and his mission from the Old Testament continues tothis day.
Feast Day: September 29
Patronage: Healing, Illness, Mental Illness, Stress/Anxiety