Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael have had special missions in carrying out the will of God among his human creatures. The liturgical celebration of these archangels is intended to remind us that God is still concerned with us today.
Jesus wants marriage, the relationship of man and woman, to be part of his proclamation of the Kingdom. It is in that most human of institutions--in the nitty-gritty of daily life--that God is at work.
Death row inmates in Florida's prisons refer to their 6-foot-by-9-foot cell as their "house," with some having lived in their "house" for 40 years—longer than one Catholic lay chaplain said he has lived in his family home in Tallahassee.
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