“At that time Michael will arise – the great Prince, defender of Your people. That will be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, Your own people will be spared – all those whose names are found written in the Book” (Dn 12:1).
“Then I saw an angel come down from Heaven, with the key of the Abyss in his hand and an enormous chain. He overpowered the Dragon, that primeval serpent which is the Devil and Satan, and chained him up for a thousand years. He hurled him into the Abyss and shut the entrance and sealed it over him, to make sure he would not lead the nations astray again until the thousand years had passed” (Rv 20:1-3).
“Michael is the breath of the Redeemer’s Spirit who will, at the end of the world, combat and destroy the Antichrist, as he did Lucifer in the beginning” (St Thomas Aquinas). “Devotion to St Michael and the holy angels is a mark of predestination” (St Alphonsus Liguori). Archangel Michael is the angel of Righteousness.
Whenever you may need him, he is there, faithful as ever, to come to your assistance. Do not hesitate to call on Michael to help you, especially when you need help the most or are in the midst of spiritual warfare, because this beautiful and fiercely protective Archangel never fails to fulfill his duty.
Beuronese Nativity – a Beuronese-style icon by Nicholas Markell
Given the mass murder which occurred in Newton, Connecticut, ask the Archangel Michael for his protection and care. He will not hesitate to help out because he is the great defender of our times. It is written in Scripture that Michael is the angel who will chain the Evil One, so the era of peace can ensue on earth. Do not think twice, therefore, to ask Michael for his guardianship in your daily life. He is the warrior and it is both his pleasure and specific ministry to take on Satan in warfare. Ask Michael to defend you and he will come instantly by your side.
According to tradition, Archangel Michael helps out with technical issues when they arise, in addition to the many other offices he holds and fulfills. So when you find yourself requiring technical assistance of any kind – especially those most frustrating – and cannot find it, ask Michael to help you out and he will be happy to oblige. Continue reading
Today, November 8th, in the Byzantine tradition it is the feast-day of Archangel Michael and the other archangels. So I just wanted to say publicly, “Happy feast-day, Michael, my dear faithful, sweet but fierce friend.”