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Christian Saints

St. Raphael, the Archangel

St. Raphael, the Archangel is a guardian spirit especially of the young, of pilgrims and of other travellers. In fine arts St. Raphael is often depicted in connection with the legend of Tobit and Tobias.
See: Domenico Ghirlandaio Madonna and Child Enthroned with Four Angels, the Archangels Michael and Raphael, and St. Gusto and St. Zenobius.
Benozzo Gozzoli. Raphael and Tobias.
Raphael The Madonna of the Fish, in this picture the artist depicted his guardian namesake presenting Tobias, who holds the fish, to the Virgin and the Child.

Recommended reading:
The Book of Saints: The Lives of the Saints According to the Liturgical Calendar by George Angelini, Victor Hoagland (Editor). Regina Press, Malhame & Company, 1986.
365 Saints: Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives by Woodeene Koenig-Brick (Author). Harper SanFrancisco, 1995.
Lives of the Saints: From Mary and Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa by Richard McBrien (Author). Harper San Francisco, 2001.

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