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Pope Leo mandated that the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel he “composed on October 13, 1884, be recited after every Mass, in every Catholic church and chapel throughout the world. And it was.
The first Feast Day of Saint Michael the Archangel is May 8. It’s official title is The Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel. St. Michael, whom the Church honors this day, is the prince of the faithful angels who opposed Lucifer and his associates in their revolt against God.
(St. Thomas Aquinas, however, assigned St. Michael as the prince of the last choir, the angels.) St. Michael the Archangel has been invoked for protection on various occasions. In 590, a great plague struck Rome.
St Michael. Saint Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of our parish. His feast day is celebrated on September 29th. He is regarded as the patron and protector of the Christian Church, because he remained faithful to God, and defeated Lucifer.
Saint Michael the Archangel is the leader of all angels and of the army of God. St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we know from scripture and Christian tradition. The first is to combat Satan.
Prior to 1878, the Scapular of St. Michael the Archangel could be worn as part of a Roman Catholic Archconfraternity. Presently, enrollment is authorized as this holy scapular remains as one of the 18 approved by the Church. Apart from his being a patron of warriors, the sick and the suffering also consider Archangel Michael their patron saint.
St. Michael the Archangel Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank.
Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in the Old Testament and has been part of Christian teachings since the earliest times. In Catholic writings and traditions he acts as the defender of the Church, and chief opponent of Satan; and assists souls at the hour of death.
Apparitions of Saint Michael have been approved, in 8th Century France, where the Church of Mont Saint-Michel continues to be a great Catholic Pilgrimage site and in 6th Century Italy, on Mount Gargano, where stands the oldest Shrine in Western Europe, dedicated to Saint Michael.