April 27-29, 2018

From Hope to Healing

St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry

Mary Ann Wichmann will also be at this retreat.  She has worked with St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry for many years and accompanied Fr. Joe Whalen when he led retreats at OSMM in the past.

St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry consists of lay people and religious dedicated to the salvation of souls and the glorification of Almighty God the Father. We are instruments of Almighty God’s Love and Mercy to bring God’s healing power, whether it be spiritual, mental or physical, into the lives of all His people through spiritual and corporal works of mercy. 



Tobit 12:12-22

Now when you, Tobit, and Sarah prayed, it was I who presented the record of your prayer before the Glory of the Lord; and likewise whenever you used to bury the dead. When you did not hesitate to get up and leave your dinner in order to go and bury that dead man, I was sent to put you to the test. At the same time, however, God sent me to heal you and your daughter-in-law Sarah. I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand and serve before the Glory of the Lord.” Greatly shaken, the two of them fell prostrate in fear. But Raphael said to them: “Do not fear; peace be with you! Bless God now and forever. As for me, when I was with you, I was not acting out of any favor on my part, but by God’s will. So bless God every day; give praise with song. Even though you saw me eat and drink, I did not eat or drink anything; what you were seeing was a vision. So now bless the Lord on earth and give thanks to God. Look, I am ascending to the one who sent me. Write down all that has happened to you.” And he ascended. They stood up but were no longer able to see him. They kept blessing God and singing his praises, and they continued to give thanks for these marvelous works that God had done, because an angel of God appeared to them. The demon Asmodeus killed every man Sarah married on the night of the wedding, before the marriage could be consummated. Raphael guided Tobiah and taught him how to safely enter the marriage with Sarah.

Fr. Paul Desmarais


Fr. Desmarais serves as pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Carolina, RI and St. James. He is very dedicated to service and has a fearless faith. Being an accomplished artist, Fr. Paul believes in giving back his God given talent by helping others through volunteering.

He is the Director of the Occult and Cult Awareness Ministry Diocese of Providence RI.

Fr. Desmarais is also associated with Archangel St. Raphael Holy Healing Ministry, a charitable apostolate dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through spreading His message of Love, forgiveness and healing to all people.