St. Raphael the Archangel Canvas High Top Shoes (Black/White)
Wear and share your faith with the St. Raphael the Archangel Canvas High Top Shoes or give them as a truly unique gift. These shoes feature a full upper canvas with a soft, slightly padded textile lining and a cushioned insole for maximum comfort. Lace-up closure and metal eyelets for a classic look. High-quality EVA outsole for traction and exceptional durability.
■ Unisex Design
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This is a couture item which is custom made-on-demand. Our couture collections feature exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else. EXCLUSIVELY AT VENXARA.
SHIPPING + DELIVERY
These custom made-on-demand Canvas High Top Shoes ship world-wide directly from our fine craftsmen in China. Destination tracking is available for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has shipped.
Production Time: 7-10 days
Ship Time: 3-6 days
Please Note: During peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.
For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days of order processing are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.
MATERIALS + CARE
These shoes are made with a canvas upper with a soft, slightly padded textile lining. EVA outsoles for traction and exceptional durability. A dye sublimated print to ensure the image will not fade, peel or flake.
Your freshly made shoes might arrive with a "new shoe smell" (similar to a new car smell) that some people love and others do not. When you receive your shoes, please unwrap and allow them breathe for 24-48 hours. To clean your shoes, use a soft, damp towel to wipe away any dust or dirt. You can use a mild soap or cleaning spray if needed. Please do not put shoes in the washing machine.
ABOUT THIS ARCHANGEL
ST. RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Feast Day October 24
Patron Saint of travelers, marriage, healing, the blind, bodily ills, happy meetings, nurses, physicians and medical workers.
Raphael is one of the seven Archangels who stand before the throne of God, and one of the three mentioned by name in the Bible. He appears, by name, in the Book of Tobit. Raphael's name in Hebrew means “Divine Healer.” He is a powerful intercessor whom we should not forget, especially during times when we are most in need of healing, be it physical, mental or spiritual healing. His angelic mission on earth is to heal, which is very important for those suffering in any way.
This identity came about because of the biblical story that he "healed" the earth when it was defiled by the sins of the fallen angels in the apocryphal book of Enoch.
Although only the archangels Gabriel and Michael are mentioned by name in the New Testament, the Gospel of John speaks of the pool at Bethesda, where many ill people rested, awaiting the moving of the water. "An angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever infirmity he lay under." John 5:1-4. Because of the healing powers often linked to Raphael, the angel spoken of is generally associated with Raphael.
Raphael is found in the Book of Tobit, where he reveals himself as a healer of mind, body and spirit. The first part of the biblical story narrates the life of Tobit, a righteous Jewish man who took upon himself the burial of the dead even when it was forbidden by his Assyrian captors. Tobit became blind after bird droppings fell into his eyes. The blindness lasted for several years and sent Tobit into a deep anguish, creating in him a desire to die.
At the same time there was a woman named Sarah who was tormented by a demon. She married seven times, but each time her bridegroom was killed by the demon on their wedding night, before the marriage could be consummated. She too was deeply depressed and wished for death.
Raphael, disguised as a human, was sent to both. He brought about their healing by accompanying Tobit’s son, Tobias, on a journey to find a special kind of fish liver with healing properties.
On the way back home, Raphael and Tobias stopped at the home of Tobit’s kinsmen — the parents of Sarah. Tobias and Sarah fell in love, and on their wedding night Tobias’ pledge of chaste love, stirred by Raphael’s angelic power, defeated the demon.
Returning home with his bride, Tobias laid the fish liver on Tobit’s eyes and his blindness was healed. At the marriage feast of Tobias and Sarah, the family turned to thank Raphael, it is then that his true healing powers are revealed and he makes himself known as "the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord." Tobit 12:15