Patron of Childbirth, Communication, Postal Workers. Angel of Mercy, Truth, Inspiration, and Purification.
He can assist in our hopes and dreams and help us overcome fear and doubt.
One of four Archangels here to watch over humanity. He appeared to both the Virgin Mary and to St. Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother, to announce the holy birth of Jesus and John. He is said to be the trumpeter of The Last Judgement. He is the angel that revealed the Quran to Mohammed. He is recognized in all three Abrahamic faiths.
Archangel Gabriel 'Divine messenger of God'
''Glorious Archangel Gabriel, you are white light streaming through a window, swiftly circling the room, sweeping fear and doubt away, filling my being with a startling profound sense of love. I am not alone. At this moment I can move forward unafraid, focused in my aspirations, dreams and creativity. I am able to begin all things new again."
About the Artist
Lynn Garlick started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. Her workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or ʻboard behind the alterʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs in response to the lack of Bibles and Icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings. The boards were hand hewed usually of ponderosa pine or tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today. Lynn paints her originals retablos on traditional pine boards carving and then paints them. To create her production work the images are mounted on baltic birch.
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