"Elymas struck with blindness. Cartoon by Raphael. A.D. 1515-16." —D'Anvers, 1895

Elymas

"Elymas struck with blindness. Cartoon by Raphael. A.D. 1515-16." —D'Anvers, 1895

(1483-1520) Famous Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.

Raphael Sanzio

(1483-1520) Famous Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.

St. Peter's and the Vatican palace in Italy is the largest church in the world.

St. Peter's and the Vatican Palace

St. Peter's and the Vatican palace in Italy is the largest church in the world.

"Then Tobias taking of the gall of the fish, anointed his father's eyes. And he stayed about half an hour: and a white skin began to come out of his eyes, like the skin of an egg. And Tobias took hold of it, and drew it from his eyes, and immediately he recovered his sight. And they glorified God, both he and his wife and all that knew them." Tobit 11:13-16 DRA
<p>Following the instructions of the angel Raphael, Tobias applies the gall of a fish to his father's eyes and his sight is restored.

Tobias Anoints His Father's Eyes with the Gall of the Fish

"Then Tobias taking of the gall of the fish, anointed his father's eyes. And he stayed about half an…

"And Tobias went forward, and the dog followed him, and he lodged the first night by the river of Tigris. And he went out to wash his feet, and behold a monstrous fish came up to devour him. And Tobias being afraid of him, cried out with a loud voice, saying: Sir, he cometh upon me. And the angel said to him: Take him by the gill, and draw him to thee. And when he had done so, he drew him out upon the land, and he began to pant before his feet. Then the angel said to him: Take out the entrails of the fish, and lay up his heart, and his gall, and his liver for thee: for these are necessary for useful medicines." Tobit 6:1-5 DRA
<p>Tobias is attacked by a monstrous fish. The angel protects him and instructs him to save parts of the fish to use as medicine.

Tobias Attacked by a Monstrous Fish

"And Tobias went forward, and the dog followed him, and he lodged the first night by the river of Tigris.…

"Then his father answered him, and said: I have a note of his hand with me, which when thou shalt shew him, he will presently pay it. But go now, and seek thee out some faithful man, to go with thee for his hire: that thou mayst receive it, while I yet live. Then Tobias going forth, found a beautiful young man, standing girded, and as it were ready to walk." Tobit 5:3-5 DRA
<p>Tobias encounters the angel Raphael who appears as one of his kinsmen.

Tobias Meets the Angel

"Then his father answered him, and said: I have a note of his hand with me, which when thou shalt shew…