St Saint Michael Archangel Of Peace And Justice With Sword Statue Figurine #3250
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St Saint Michael Archangel Of Peace And Justice With Sword Statue Figurine #3250:
Archangel Saint St Michael of Peace and Justice Statue #TL-3250
St Michael Archangel with Sword
Hand polished cold cast bronze.*
H: x13.75" top of wing
The Archangel St. Michael of Peace and Justice is shown sheathing his sword to symbolize the end of war and conflicts, and to bring about peace in the lands.
Angels in general, and archangels in particular, have specific roles within Roman Catholic teachings. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (334–335) states that:
"The whole life of the church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of the angels.... From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession."
Only Michael is called an archangel in the Bible.
The feast of these angels is celebrated on September 29. Within the hierarchy of the angels, at the highest level, St. Michael is a princely seraph. The word archangel comes from the Greek words arche (prince) and angelos (messenger).
In Roman Catholicism Saint Michael has four distinct roles. First, he is the supreme enemy of Satan and the fallen angels. He vanquished Satan and ejected him from Paradise and will achieve victory at the hour of the final battle with Satan. Secondly, he is the Christian angel of death: at the hour of death, Saint Michael descends and gives each soul the chance to redeem itself before passing, thus consternating the devil and his minions. Saint Michael's third role is weighing souls in his perfectly balanced scales (hence the saint is often depicted holding scales) on Judgment Day. And finally, Saint Michael is the Guardian of the Church.
In the Catholic tradition, Saint Michael symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and he has been widely represented in Catholic art through the ages. Devotions to Saint Michael have a large Catholic following, and a large number of churches are dedicated to him worldwide.
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*Cold Cast Bronze, Cold Cast Pewter and Bonded Marble are usually foundry-cast and produced in a pressure tank used to get bubbles out of the mold and the finished sculpture. These products are essentially resin combined with bronze powder, pewter powder and marble powder. The patina for the cold-cast bronze is built into the material used for casting, but there is a lot of hand-buffing, a process done by the artisan's hand. Finished pieces of both products are then often sealed with clear polyurethane to protect the finish. They are heavy, detailed, and a little shinier than 100% metals, and they actually look better than solid bronze. We think this new material is a fantastic compromise that keeps the beauty, substantial weight and quality, and detail of bronze while keeping replicas affordable. Because metals on the world market have nearly doubled in cost in the past few years, 100% metal statues of the same size would be at least double the cost of our cold cast bronze and pewter statues. 100% marble would also be two to three times the cost.CARE: Caring for this cold cast bronze is done just the same way, with a clean, dry cloth. No chemicals, polishes, sprays or liquids should be used, and we find that it shines them up nicely.
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