” 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 hosts, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan, and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls.
The chaplet begins with an act of contrition. Then there are nine salutations, one for each choir of angels, each one followed by an Our Father and three Hail Marys. These are followed by four Our Fathers, honoring Saints Michael , Gabriel, Raphael and the Guardian Angel.
Michael , which originated in Phrygia, is kept on September 29 in the West, where it is also known as Michaelmas. Most Eastern Orthodox churches commemorate St .
“Eat a goose on Michaelmas Day , Want not for money all the year”. Sometimes the day was also known as “Goose Day ” and goose fairs were held. Even now, the famous Nottingham Goose Fair is still held on or around the 3rd of October.
Mentioned in Isaiah 6:1–7, Seraphim are the highest angelic class and they serve as the caretakers of God’s throne and continuously shout praises: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!”
These medals often represent one of our many beloved saints, one of which is of Saint Christopher . The Saint Christopher Medal is one of the most popular around the world because of his significance in the Catholic faith. The Saint Christopher medal is believed to protect the wearer on his or her travels.
Michael de Sanctis
|Saint Michael de Sanctis|
|Born||29 September 1591 Vic, Catalonia, Kingdom of Spain|
|Died||10 April 1625 (aged 33) Valladolid, Old Castile, Kingdom of Spain|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||24 May 1779, Rome by Pope Pius VI|
Saint Michael is an archangel , a spiritual warrior in the battle of good versus evil. He is considered a champion of justice, a healer of the sick, and the guardian of the Church. In art Saint Michael is depicted with a sword, a banner, or scales, and is often shown vanquishing Satan in the form of a dragon.
An additional promise made to those who pray the chaplet daily is that they will be delivered from purgatory. The Chaplet of Saint Michael begins with an act of contrition. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection.
Therefore, the first creation by God was the supreme archangel followed by other archangels , who are identified with lower Intellects.
The Archangel Saint Michael is perhaps one of the best known of the angels . Like Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael he is not only an angel but also an Archangel, which is a chief angel . He is honoured in Christian tradition but also among the Jews and Moslems. The name ” Michael ” means ”who is like God”.
This time is slightly different, as the chaos comes in the form of Lucifer’s family—his cunning twin brother , archangel Michael (also portrayed by Tom Ellis).
Michaelmas , Christian feast of St. Michael the Archangel, celebrated in the Western churches on September 29 . Given St. Michael’s traditional position as leader of the heavenly armies, veneration of all angels was eventually incorporated into his feast day.
Chapter 20 of the Book of Enoch mentions seven holy angels who watch, that often are considered the seven archangels : Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, Saraqael, Raguel, and Remiel. The Life of Adam and Eve lists the archangels as well: Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael and Joel.
It is celebrated on November 1 in the Western churches and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Eastern churches. In Roman Catholicism, the feast is usually a holy day of obligation.