St. Raphael the Archangel is one of three archangels mentioned in the Catholic Bible along with St. Michael and St. Gabriel. St. Raphael is mentioned in the Old Testament book of Tobit and served as a traveling companion to Tobiah. Because of this he is the patron saint of travelers. Raphel means "God Heals" and he is also associated with the angel who stirred up the healing waters of a bathing pool near the Jerusalem Temple as mentioned in the Bible. This St. Raphael statue was handcrafted by Italian artisans and imported from Italy.
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