Saint for the Day - September 29 - St. Michael
"MI-CA-EL," or "Who is
like to God?" Such was the cry of the great
Archangel when he smote the rebel Lucifer in the
conflict of the heavenly hosts, and from that hour
he has been known as "Michael," the captain of the
armies of God, the type of divine fortitude, the
champion of every faithful soul in strife with the
powers of evil. Thus he appears in Holy Scripture as
the guardian of the children of Israel, their
comfort and protector in times of sorrow or
conflict. He it is who prepares for their return
from the Persian captivity, who leads the valiant
Maccabees to victory, and who rescues the body of
Moses from the envious grasp of the Evil One.
And since Christ's coming the Church has ever
venerated St. Michael as her special patron and
protector. She invokes him by name in her confession
of sin, summons him to the side of her children in
the agony of death, and chooses him as their escort
from the chastening flames of purgatory to the
realms of holy light. Lastly, when Antichrist shall
have set up his kingdom on earth, it is Michael who
will unfurl once more the standard of the Cross,
sound the last trumpet, and binding together the
false prophet and the beast, hurl them for all
eternity into the burning pool.
Saint for the Day - St. Michael
Read about the Saint for today - September 29 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"Whenever," says St. Bernard,
"any grievous temptation or
vehement sorrow oppresses thee,
invoke thy guardian, thy leader;
cry out to him, and say, 'Lord,
save us, lest we perish!'"
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