Serving the Word: 29th September


John 1, 47-51:

“There you have a true Israelite, in whom there is no guile.”


Today we celebrate the feast of the holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

In today’s Gospel we meet the figure of Nathanael: “a true Israelite, in whom there is no guile”.

This is how Jesus defined him.

At the same time Nathanael also gives a definition of Jesus: “You are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel”.

May Jesus also name you today with the name of these archangels:

  • Because you fight against evil like Michael.
  • Because you proclaim salvation like Gabriel.
  • Because you are God’s medicine like Raphael.

You too are God’s messenger and mediator for your brothers.

And to the extent that you fight against evil, to the extent that you proclaim salvation and to the extent that you are God’s medicine for others you will also be Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.

Congratulations to all of you who bear the name of one of these Archangels.


Good day.

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf


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