Saint Michael the Archangel as Warrior:

     Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. Revelation 12: 7-8



Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel - English Version

     St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of Battle; Be our safeguard 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, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel - Latin Version

     Sancte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium. Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, princeps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo, divína virtúte, In inférnum detrude. Amen.

A Short History of the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel

     The Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel goes back to the late 19th Century. In 1884, Pope Leo XIII was finishing Mass and was walking away from the Tabernacle when he collapsed. Those that were at the Mass surrounded him and when a pulse could not be found, he was thought to be dead. The Pope then "came to", having collapsed in a state of ecstasy. He then related what he had experienced.

     From in front of the Tabernacle, he had heard a confrontation between Jesus and Satan. Satan was bragging to Jesus that if he had enough time and enough power, he could destroy the Church. Jesus asked him "How much time and how much power?" Satan replied he would need a century and more influence over those that would give themselves to him. Jesus said "So be it." The 20th Century is the century that was given to him to test the world.

     The Pope was quite shaken having heard this and went immediately to write the Laentein Exorcism Prayer, of which the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel is the short version. Pope Leo XIII also knew that the Rosary would be the weapon that would defeat Satan. He went on to write 13 Encyclicals on the Rosary.



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Tradition gives to St. Michael four offices:
  • To fight against Satan and his host of fallen angels
  • 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, the Jews in the Old Law, the Christians in the New Testament; therefore he was the patron of the Church, and of the orders of knights during the Middle Ages.
  • To call away to heaven those who have died, and bring their souls to Judgement ("signifer S. Michael repraesentet eas in lucam sanctam", Offert. Miss Defunct. "Constituit eum principem super animas suscipiendas", Antiph. off. Cf. "Hermas", Pastor, I, 3, Simil. VIII, 3).



     St. Michael is the patron saint against temptations, ambulance drivers, artists, bakers, battle, boatmen, Brussels Belgium, Caltanissett Sicily, coopers, Cornwall England, dying people, emergency medical technicians, EMTs, fencing, Germany, greengrocers, grocers, haberdashers, hatmakers, hatters, holy death, knights, mariners, milleners, Papua New Guinea, paramedics, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists, radiotherapists, sailors, security forces, security guards, Sibenik Croatia, sick people, soldiers, Spanish police officers, storms at sea, swordsmiths, watermen.

Information above courtesy of The Catholic Forum
 
Blessed be God;
Beloved Father of Christ Jesus.
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