Today is the Feast of the Archangels...St. Michael, who battled with Lucifer and kicked him out of heaven...St. Gabriel, who announced to the Blessed Mother she would conceive and bear a Son....Emmanuel...God with us...and St. Raphael, God's healer.
Father Joe Whalen has a beautiful ministry. It is the St. Raphael Healing Oil Ministry. I am going to share the link with you here so that you can visit, read Father's story and about the ministry itself. There is also a good prayer for healing that I am posting here. It is supposed to be prayed when you use the St. Raphael's healing oil on a sick person.
The healing oil and prayers that accompany it is intended for human beings. However, I do not think God or St. Raphael would mind if we ask for his intercession in healing our sick pets.
On a personal note, I have used the healing oil on my sick pets. I have also shared them with friends. This is not magic nor is it New Age or superstition. This is just one of the ways the Church's sacramentals assist us in our needs when we put ALL our faith in Jesus, the Divine Physician.
Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel
Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.
I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the "medicine of God," I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor (name it) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
"Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save Souls"