We hear of three Archangels in Scripture: Michael who battles, Gabriel who announces , and Raphael who remedies. Michael and Gabriel appear in both the OT and NT, while Raphael appears only in the OT. They represent God’s power in the world. In nature they are spirits; in function messengers (angels) of God. Today, let us pray for the protection of God’s messengers in our lives. The battle between good and evil is real; witness how often Pope Francis refers to the Devil!