Feast Day: September 29th
Patron of: Grocers, Mariners, Paratroopers, Police, and those who are sick


   
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.




     
 
 
About St. Michael
 
     
 

The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God.” Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.
Although he is always called "the Archangel," the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels - as Prince of the Seraphim.
Christian tradtion gives to St. Michael four offices: To fight against Satan. To rescue the souls of the faithful from the power of the enemy, especially at the hour of death. To be the champion of God’s people. To bring men’s souls to judgement.


We know on the authority of Scipture that there are nine orders or chiors of angels:

 
    Seraphim
Cherubim
Thrones
Dominions
Virtures
Powers
Principalities
Archangels
Angels