Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael chaplet information

Memorial: 29 September 8 May - Apparition of Saint Michael and Protector of Cornwall

Profile Archangel. Leader of the army of God during the Lucifer uprising. Devotion is common to Muslims, Christians and Jews with writings about him in all three cultures. Considered the guardian angel of Israel.

The feast of the Apparition of Saint Michael commemorates the 6th century appearance of the archangel on Mount Gargano near Manfredonia in southern Italy. Michael requested a church built in his honor at the site. If you find medals or holy cards with 'relics' of Michael, they are probably rock chips from the cave, or pieces of cloth that have touched it.

Born: not applicable
Died : hasn't
Canonized: Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning Who is like God? (the battle cry of the heaven forces during the uprising)

Patronage against temptations, ambulance drivers, artists, bakers, bankers, banking, battle, boatmen, Brussels Belgium, Caltanissett Sicily, coopers, Cornwall England, danger at sea, dying people, emergency medical technicians, EMTs, fencing, Germany, greengrocers, grocers, haberdashers, hatmakers, hatters, holy death, knights, mariners, milleners, Papua New Guinea, paramedics, paratroopers, diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, police officers, Puebla Mexico, radiologists, radiotherapists, sailors, San Miguel de Allende Mexico, archdiocese of Seattle Washington, security forces, security guards, Sibenik Croatia, sick people, soldiers, Spanish police officers, diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, storms at sea, swordsmiths, watermen

You should be aware that the word "angel" denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. Moreover, those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of supreme importance are called archangels.

Whenever some act of wondrous power must be performed, Michael is sent, so that his action and his name may make it clear that no one can do what God does by his superior power.
from a homily by Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Picture and History taken from:
(Jones, Terry H. Patron Saints Index. 2002. (11-12, 2002)
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