The search for your future spouse can feel lonely and intimidating at times. Whatever happened to the village life of long ago, where you most often met your spouse in childhood, grew up together, married young, and lived happily ever after. Right? Well, dating pre-industrial revolution may not have been that ideal, but it was certainly simpler. One of the old-world discernment traditions we often neglect in this age of social media is the support of saints who specialize in matchmaking!
O Raphael, lead us towards those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us! Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings and Catholic singles, lead us by the hand towards those we are looking for! May all our movements, all their movements, be guided by your Light and transfigured by your Joy. Angel Guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him on whose unveiled Face you are privileged to
Lonely and tired, crushed by the separations and sorrows of earth, we feel the need of calling to you and of pleading for the protection of your wings, so that we may not be as strangers in the Province of Joy, all ignorant of the concerns of our country. Remember the weak, you who are strong–you whose home lies beyond the region of thunder, in a land that is always peaceful, always serene, and bright with the resplendent glory of God. Amen.