Tobiah went out to look for someone who would travel with him…
someone who knew the way.
He went out and found the angel Raphael standing before him
(though he did not know that this was an angel of God)…
– Tobit 5:4
As some of you know, this is my favorite passage in Scripture about our patron, St. Raphael the Archangel. Among other things, St. Raphael is the patron of travelers, since it was he who guided the young man Tobiah through his long journey in the Book of Tobit.
The Church is a pilgrim people; we are constantly on a journey. The journey of the Church began