Saints Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel is one of the few angels mentioned by name in the Sacred Scripture. He is known as the protector and defender of the Church, and is often invoked for protection against evil and temptation.

Artistic rendering of the Archangel Michael. Used with Permission.

According to Christian tradition, St. Michael is an angel who played a key role in a heavenly conflict. He stood with God against the rebellion led by Lucifer and other angels. He is considered to be the leader of the angels, and is often depicted holding a sword or spear as he fights against evil.

St. Michael the Archangel is mentioned by name in several passages in the Bible.

In the Old Testament, he is mentioned in the Book of Daniel as the protector of Israel and the leader of the angels. In the passage, Daniel has a vision in which he sees St. Michael fighting against the angel of Persia, and then later against the angel of Greece.

In the New Testament, St. Michael is mentioned in the Book of Revelation as the leader of the heavenly host that fights against Satan and his followers.

St. Michael is also mentioned in the Epistle of Jude, where he is described as the archangel who disputed with Satan over the body of Moses.

In the Catholic Church, St. Michael is also known as the patron saint of soldiers, police officers, and paramedics. He is often invoked for protection and guidance in times of danger, and is also seen as a protector of the Church and its members.

In addition to these passages, St. Michael is also referred to in other parts of the Bible, including in the Book of Tobit and in the writings of the early Church Fathers.

St. Michael's feast day is celebrated on September 29th, and he is revered and honored by Catholics around the world.

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