S02 E06 Guardian Angel (Tobit Ch.5)


Tobit is the only time in Scripture that we meet the Archangel Raphael, whose name means “God Heals.” It is also the only time we get to see an angel up close and personal in the Bible. In this episode, we unpack the following questions:

What are Angels? What is the purpose of their existence? What are their roles in the Salvation History? And in our lives?

To answer these questions, I turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church or the CCC, as well as insights from St Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, in his Treatise on Angels, from his Summa Theologica.

The Bible I am reading from is the New American Bible online version taken from the USCCB website: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/tobit/5

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Show Notes

Reflection Questions

  1. Have you had an encounter with an angel? Or a messenger, or a helper sent by God ?

  2. What does the name Azariah mena in Hebrew, and what does it reveal?

  3. What is the importance of a person's name?

  4. What does your name mean?

  5. Why do we need our guardian angels to guide and guard us?

  6. How do you discern between your own voice and the voice of our guardian angel?

References made in this episode

Bible Verses ( in the order of citation)

  1. Ps 119:130

  2. Ps 103:20; Mt 18:10

  3. Mt 25:31; Col 1:16; Heb 1:14

  4. Job 38:7; Gen 3:24; 19, 21:17; 22:11; Acts 7:53; Ex 23:20-23; Judg 13; 6:11-24; Isa 6:6; 1 Kings 19:5

  5. Acts 5:18-20

  6. Tob 12:12; Lk 16:22; Mt 18:10; Zech 1:12; Ps 34:7

  7. M 22:30

  8. Mt 4:13; 16; 17

Catechism of the Catholic Church

  1. CCC #328 -- #336

  2. CCC #350

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