Size: 1 1/2 x 1 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This beautiful medal shows the Archangel Raphael leading Tobit’s son Tobias on his journey. The inscription is in Spanish and translates as “St Raphael Pray for Us.” The reverse shows the Virgin Mary and Christ child as “Our Lady of Pilar.” They are on a pillar surrounded by cherubs and angels.
St Raphael’s name means God heals. His story is found in the book of Tobit which is accepted in the Catholic and Orthodox Bibles. He is sent in disguise by God to be a traveling companion to Tobit’s son, Tobiah. After they return from their journey, Raphael heals Tobit from blindness and reveals his identity as “the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord” Tobit 12:15. In Islam, Raphael is the fourth major angel; in Muslim tradition, he is known as Israfil.
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA..
The Archangel Raphael is the patron of: