Kathryn's Blog

Praying to St Raphael Better than Christian Dating Sites?

Can’t hurt, right?

"Valentines told to look to archangel for love"

By Natalie Paris and agencies
Last Updated: 7:05pm GMT 13/02/2007

Lonely hearts are being advised by the Catholic Church to consult an archangel to help them find love.

The church is encouraging single people to look to heaven to find their soulmate in the run up to Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

The Catholic Enquiry Office (CEO) is suggesting that, rather than enduring rounds of speed dating to find a partner, people could pray to Saint Raphael, the patron saint of “happy meetings”.

The saint, one of seven archangels, appears in the Book of Tobit, in the Old Testament part of the Catholic Bible.

The CEO claims that Saint Raphael, who comes to the aid of a woman called Sarah in the bible and sets her up with her spouse Tobias, has been a spiritual friend to generations of singles.

"Many people have testified to the help they have received in finding a life partner through the prayerful help of the archangel,” said Monsignor Keith Barltrop, CEO director.

"At this time of year, significant numbers are seeking someone special, or maybe dealing with recent heartbreak. Saint Raphael is there to help.”

He added: “If something is for our good and happiness, then God will answer our prayers as we ask.”

Although certain that every prayer would be answered, Monsignor Barltrop admitted that the results might not always be what is expected.

"You might be praying for a tall, dark and handsome person to come into your life, or a beautiful brunette, but God may have prepared someone quite different but wonderful for you,” he explained.

"Prayerfully ask him, and find out for yourself."

Here’s more info about St. Raphael.

From Your Romance Coach, Kathryn Lord



Leave a Comment


Contact Kathryn by phone at , by email at


home | resources for romantics | kathryn's romance newsletter | kathryn's ebooks | workshops with kathryn | test yourself | find-a-sweetheart stuff
new, fun, free | deals on dating sites | email articles | facts
about kathryn and coaching | who is kathryn lord? | kathryn's own cyberromance story | what is romance coaching? | are you ready for romance coaching? | what kathryn's clients say | want to try romance coaching?
kathryn's blog | contact kathryn


Copyright 2003-2007 Kathryn B. Lord