The icon of Archangel Raphael


The icon (above) of Archangel Raphael was written in late 2012 by Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., based on a number of verbal descriptions of the archangel. The depiction of Raphael’s face accurately captures the expression generally presented by Raphael, which is one of quiet elegance, placidity and steadfastness. After completion, the icon was placed on the altar in the chapel of St Thomas of Villanova Friary (USA) for various liturgies. In the process it was blessed by Fr Cannuli both with the traditional blessing for icons and the Holy Eucharist.