The healing is to be achieved through prayer and emotional support. A residence will be erected for a chaplain to live on site. A building will be erected to house an office, counseling room, and restrooms. Also planned are two small retreat houses and an outdoor "Way of the Cross."
Thus says the LORD: A voice is heard in Ramah,
Lamenting and weeping bitterly:
It is Rachael weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted for her children Because they are no more.
Yahweh says this:
Stop your weeping, dry your eyes,
Your hardships will be redressed:
Bring me back, let me come back,
For you are Yahweh my God!
Yes, I turned away, but have since repented;
I understood, I beat my breast.
I was deeply ashamed, covered with confusion; Yes, I still bore the disgrace of my youth. Come home ... come home ...
Jeremiah 31:15-16, 18-19, 21 (JB)
Who We Are
Raphael's Refuge is a small, Christian based, non-profit organization that welcomes people of all faiths.
"Raphael" is a Hebrew name that translates to "God has healed." It is the name of the archangel who appears in the Old Testament (Catholic version) in the Book of Tobit. Our organization, and the land upon which it will be built, has been placed under the protection of Archangel Raphael.
Archangel Raphael is known as one who heals through the power of God. He is also known as the Patron of Travelers. If you are not familiar with Tobit and his son, Tobias, we encourage you to read the wonderful story.