The Angel of the Annunciation Statue is a hand-carved statue from France which beautifully depicts the Archangel Gabriel greeting Mary and announcing to her the message from God that, if she says, she will be the mother of the Messiah. The Archangel Gabriel here stands in eager anticipation of Mary’s reply. The Angel of the Annunciation Statue will be an exquisite gift for a wedding, a wedding anniversary, an ordination, an ordination anniversary, a profession or jubilee of religious vows, and for that chapel that is so very near and dear to your heart.
The Angel of the Annunciation – An Exquisite Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
The Angel of the Annunciation is available in four sizes: Figurine (beth4001521 – 7.9 inches), Statuette (beth4001511 – 15.75 inches), Statue (beth4031151), and Large Statue (beth4031161 – 39.4 inches). A community of cloistered nuns in France designed, carved from wood, and finished by hand each piece in the atelier of their monastery. As true “contemplatives in action”, the nuns prayerfully complete each and every piece in their collection. How, where, and by whom this statue is made means that the Angel of the Annunciation is indeed ”culturally authentic” as well as an exquisite labor of love, faith and hope!
The Angel of the Annunciation – The Archangel Gabriel
The Archangel Gabriel(in Hebrew גַּבְרִיאֵל – “God is my strength”) is mentioned twice in the New Testament: He is the angel who appeared to Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25), and the Angel of the Annunciation to Mary (Luke 1:26-38). The Archangel Gabriel’s feast day on September 29th. God, of course, has no need of archangels, guardian angels, angels, or any other creature, for that matter. Yet God wills that angels exist and has given them a unique place in the hierarchy of being: below God, but above human beings. Angels exist above human beings, since they are, as God is, pure spirits, not limited by time or space. Like human beings, angels have will and intellect – they think, imagine, and love. Angels are below God, since neither they nor human beings are all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present. Saint Thomas Aquinas – Doctor Angelicus of the Church – believes there is a nine-level hierarchy of heavenly beings within the hierarchy of beings itself: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.