Michael at the hour of death


The following is an example of St Michael’s assistance at the hour of our death: A Polishman lived estranged from God for many years. “When the hour of death approached, he was filled with terror and tortured by remorse of conscience over his former recklessness, so that he was reduced . . . to despair” (St Michael the Archangel, 2006, p. 25). However, Michael reportedly appeared to him, told him to repent, and “said that he had prayed and obtained for him sufficient time to regulate the affairs of his soul” (pp. 25-26). Soon afterward, two priests went unexpectedly to the man’s house, reportedly sent by a stranger. The man confessed his sins, received Communion, and died reconciled with God.