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Saint Micheal The Archangel
The Patron Saint of the Police
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St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day -
September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the
warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his
followers. 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. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers,
police and sickness.
- Glorious Prince of the heavenly hosts and victor over rebellious
spirits, be mindful of me who am so weak and sinful and yet so prone to pride
and ambition. Lend me, I pray, thy powerful aid in every temptation and
difficulty, and above all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers
of evil. Amen.
- St. Michael, the Archangel! Glorious Prince, chief and champion of
the heavenly hosts; guardian of the souls of men; conqueror of the rebel
angels! How beautiful art thou, in thy heaven-made armor. We love thee, dear
Prince of Heaven!
- We, thy happy clients, yearn to enjoy thy special protection.
Obtain for us from God a share of thy sturdy courage; pray that we may have a
strong and tender love for our Redeemer and, in every danger or temptation, be
invincible against the enemy of our souls. O standard-bearer of our salvation!
Be with us in our last moments and when our souls quit this earthly exile,
carry them safely to the judgement seat of Christ, and may Our Lord and Master
bid thee bear us speedily to the kingdom of eternal bliss. Teach us ever to
repeat the sublime cry: "Who is like unto God?" Amen.
- Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard
against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly
pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into
hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the
ruin of souls. Amen.
- Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands
always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the
dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends
the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I
earnestly entreat you to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict
which I sustain against the same formidible foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince!
that I may courageously fight and vanquish that proud spirit, whom you, by the
Divine Power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ,
has, in our nature, completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of
my salvation, I may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God
who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their fall, has
granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.
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