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St. Elizabeth Retablo

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St. Elizabeth Retablo Patroness of Pregnant Women

Elizabeth was an older, barren, relative of the Virgin Mary. The Archangel Gabriel came to Zachary, her husband, and announced that she would have a son. Zachary fell dumb. When Mary came to visit her, it is said that Elizabeth's child, John the Baptist, leapt in her womb at the recognition of the Christ in Mary's womb. When Herod came to slaughter the babies, Elizabeth fled to a mountain that opened up and hid her and John. Zachary was killed by Herod's men, after which Elizabeth went out into the desert and raised her son John the Baptist.

"Holy St. Elizabeth, blessed mother of the Baptist, watch over me and my unborn child. May we both be safe, happy and healthy."

Handpainted with a prayer and/or information about the saint on the back.

Retablos are devotional images of Christian saints painted by santeros, or "saint makers." Retablos in New Mexico were created and popularized in the 1800s, and traditional practices are still used by artisans there today. The artist of this retablo, Lynn Garlick, has been creating retablos in New Mexico since 1993.

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 3"// Small - 3 1/2" x 7"