The Word Among Us

June 2015 Issue

A Heavenly Companion

St. Raphael shows us how to accompany people in their faith journeys

By: Kevin Perrotta

A Heavenly Companion: St. Raphael shows us how to accompany people in their faith journeys by Kevin Perrotta

When angels appear in the Bible, they usually deliver a short message and disappear. But there’s one time when an angel comes to earth and stays awhile: in the Book of Tobit. Here, then, is a unique chance to get to know an angel.

Tobit includes elements you’d expect in a folk tale: a hero on a journey for treasure, a damsel in distress, and dragon-like foes. That’s...

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