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St. Raphael Center

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St. Raphael Center is committed to spreading the Good
News of Jesus Christ and the Church He founded.
  

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"I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter
and serve before the Glory of the Lord"     Tobit 12:15
 
 
 

MISSION STATEMENT

St. Raphael Center is a non-profit organization that was formed to help others find Christ alive in our lives.  We want to enlighten and educate others to the depth and richness of the Catholic Faith and encourage and inspire those already Catholic to learn more about the teachings of the Catholic Faith and to pass on those teachings to our children.

 Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapel

On our sanctuary wall hangs a five feet by four feet original painting of the tapestry, Mary, Ark of the Covenant. This tapestry was found on the hill of Abinadab at Kiriath Yearim. Here King David housed the Ark before it’s journey to Jerusalem.

The following is taken from the booklet “Mary, Ark of the Covenant”        

“I want to speak to you of the Holy Mountain and you will perhaps be surprised to hear me say that this was the first Sanctuary in the World... Nazareth and Bethlehem did not exist, nor did Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher.  There was not even a temple at Jerusalem when the Holy of Holies dwelt on this Holy Mountain.”  

Also complimenting our chapel is a ten foot by five foot arched stained glass window.  The afternoon sun illuminates the brilliant blues and golds of Mary and Jesus creating a transcending effect on ones soul.      

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"Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a violent hail storm. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."   Rev 11:19 -12:1

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 Bookstore and Gift Shop

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The St. Raphael Center houses a bookstore and gift shop on its campus.  Inside the store you will find a wide selection of religious items including Bibles, books, rosaries, medals, statues, and more.  Shop online at CatholicBook.net today.  

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Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

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The Lourdes Grotto is a new addition to the St. Raphael campus.  It honors Our Lady's appearance to St. Bernadette in Lourdes, France in 1858.  Our Lady appeared 18 times to the young Bernadette in Lourdes, France between February and July of 1858.  Take time to reflect and walk our rosary garden that surrounds the grotto. Lourdes water is available for a donation.

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Adult Classes 

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