Archangel Raphael Statue
Statue Of Saint Raphael The Archangel
This beautiful piece
is intricately modeled after the original Archangel Raphael
piece located in the L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
1500A.D. Created from bonded marble, this statue depicts
Archangel Raphael with wings spread in a healing position.
Raphael's demeanor in this statue appears as if he is
offering help to a bedridden patient. His nurturing facial
expressions are wonderfully portrayed in this angelic piece.
The tender sandaled feet of Raphael stand upon a beautiful base. This stunning statue measures 14" high and weighs
approximately 8 lbs.
History Of Saint RAPHAEL The Archangel
Raphael means “God heals.” This identity came about because of the
biblical story which claims that he "healed" the earth when it was
defiled by the sins of the fallen angels in the apocryphal book of
Enoch. Saint Raphael the Archangel is also identified as the angel who moved the waters of
the healing sheep pool. Saint Raphael the Archangel heals physical, emotional and spiritual
problems, and is sometimes known as the “divine physician.” Raphael is
credited with the healing of our beloved Earth and all of her
inhabitants. He begins with purifying our minds and erasing false
beliefs. All healing facilities and practitioners (both traditional and
alternative) are guided and helped by Raphael. Your call upon Raphael
the Archangel invokes his presence to clear blocks within the energy body so
that the flow of universal life-force energy can heal both the cause of
the block and its physical manifestation. Health and vitality are your
natural state of being. Your symptoms give clues to help you find causes
of imbalance. Ask Saint Raphael the Archangel to guide you with clarity and love in your
process of healing and feel free to invoke him for the healing of others
Saint Raphael the Archangel usually intervenes when people are wounded or in pain, and some say he still visits hospitals, ministering to the sick and injured. He also comforts those in spiritual pain or in wrenching emotional ordeals. He has been called the "Angel of the Sun" because of his ability to rekindle the spark of life in sick bodies. And his reputation for performing "medical miracles" has also earned him the title of the "Angel of Science and Knowledge".
Raphael the Archangel is believed to have healed Abraham after his circumcision. Saint Raphael the Archangel also healed Jacob when he dislocated his hip after wrestling with an angel. Raphael is both a teacher and a healer. He taught Tobias how to heal his father. He teaches us how to heal ourselves from the self-inflicted wounds we create through our actions. He also heals the wounds of all mankind and has been called the Guardian Angel of Humanity. It is likely that Saint Raphael was the angel who entered the pool at Bethesda. The first person to enter the water at this famous healing center after the angel had disturbed it was instantly cured of whatever disease he had (John 5:2-4).
Saint Raphael is one of seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord. He was sent by God to help Tobit, Tobiah and Sarah. At the time, Tobit was blind and Tobiah's betrothed, Sarah, had had seven bridegrooms perish on the night of their weddings. Raphael accompanied Tobiah into Media disguised as a man named Azariah. Raphael helped him through his difficulties and taught him how to safely enter marriage with Sarah. Tobiah said that Saint Raphael caused him to have his wife and that he gave joy to Sarah's parents for driving out the evil spirit in her. He also gave Raphael the Archangel credit for his father's seeing the light of heaven and for receiving all good things through his intercession. Besides Raphael, Michael and Gabriel are the only Archangels mentioned by name in the bible.
Raphael the Archangel manages the Virtues order of angels. He is affectionately known for his powers of healing and for saving people from danger. Because of his knack for rescuing those in unfamiliar territory or dire straits, he is also said to protect travelers.
Saint Raphael is also the patron of the blind, of happy meetings, of nurses, of physicians and of travelers. Saint Raphael's loving personality outshines his physical characteristics; he is often described as being friendly, amusing, gentle and kind. These qualities also make him the Archangel best suited to overseeing the host of guardian angels.