Angels are celestial or heavenly beings. They are pure created spirits and have no bodies. They are messengers of God.
Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. The nine choirs or classes are Angels, Archangels, Principalities, Powers, Virtues, Dominions, Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim.
The three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the only angels named in the Holy Bible and all three have important roles in the history of salvation. Michael protects; Gabriel announces; Raphael guides.
The Feast of Archangels is celebrated on September 29th. Here is a prayer to the three Archangels.
Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly, hear your voice and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy Angels pray for us.