24 October – Saint Raphael the Archangel

Modern Hagiography

Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.

Character Calendar

Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets by Eleanor C. Donnelly.

Miniature Lives Of The Saints For Every Day In The Year by Henry Sebastian Bowden.

“Saint Raphael” by Frederick William Faber.

Biblical Texts

Book of Tobit

John 5

Medieval Hagiography


“Hymn to the Archangel Raphael” by Rabanus Maurus

Art & Architecture

Raphael and Tobias on a pillar in the Church of Sant’Agostino in San Gimignano

Archangel Raphael with Tobias by Pietro Perugino

Tobias and the Angel by Andrea del Verrocchio

The Archangel Raphael with Tobias, St. Leonard and the Donor, Leonardo di Lorenzo Morelli by Andrea del Sarto

Landscape with the Young Tobias by Jan Brueghel the elder

Tobit Healed by His Son by Rembrandt

The Archangel Leaving the Family of Tobias by Rembrandt

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

A Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Google Arts & Culture

Sacred and Legendary Art volume I by Mrs. Jameson.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art by Clara Erskine Clement.

A Garner of Saints: Being a Collection of the Legends and Emblems Usually Represented in Art by Allen Hinds.

The Saints in Art with Their Attributes and Symbols, Alphabetically Arranged by Margaret E. Tabor.

Saints and their Symbols: A Companion in the Churches and Picture Galleries of Europe by E. A. Greene.

Emblems of Saints by Which They Are Distinguished in Works of Art by F. C. Husenbeth.

Sacred Symbols in Art by Elizabeth Edwards Goldsmith.

Customs & Devotions

Prayer to St. Raphael

Heortology: A History Of The Christian Festivals From Their Origin To The Present Day by Heinrich Kellner.

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