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Saint Gabriel, Archangel

Third in the series, Saint Gabriel shares some of the symbolism of Michael and Raphael, the wings denote his spiritual nature, the hair ribbons indicate that he always hears the word of God, and the monogram of Christ in his halo points to the Lord. The spear draws on traditional iconography and is commonly used in representations of the archangels, it is a sign of their authority. The horn is symbolic of his role as God’s herald and the ring of lilies is a reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom Gabriel appeared to announce the coming of Jesus.

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