Saint Michael the Archangel. Leader of the army of God during the Lucifer uprising. Considered the guardian angel of
Israel. His Hebrew name translated into English as "Who is like God."
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. Canonized: Pre-Congregation.
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
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 Divine Power of God
- cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
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