Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Michael the Archangel

Michael the Archangel
Memorial
29 September
8 May - Apparition of Saint Michael and Protector of Cornwall

Patronage
patron saint against temptations, patron saint of ambulance drivers, patron saint of Argao, Cebu, Philippines, patron saint of artists, patron saint of bakers,patron saint of bankers, patron saint of banking, patron saint of Basey, Samar, Philippines,
patron saint of battle, patron saint of boatmen, patron saint of Brecht, Belgium, patron saint of Brussels, Belgium, patron saint of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, patron saint of Caltanissett, Sicily, Italy, patron saint of Castel Madama, Italy, patron saint of Cerveteri, Italy, patron saint of Coimbatore, India, diocese of, patron saint of Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of coopers, patron saint of knights, patron saint of mariners, patron saint of milleners, patron saint of Mobile, Alabama, archdiocese of, patron saint of Naranjito, Puerto Rico, patron saint of Papua, New Guinea, patron saint of paramedics, patron saint of paratroopers, patron saint of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, diocese of, patron saint of police officers, patron saint of Puebla, Mexico, patron saint of radiologists, patron saint of radiotherapists, patron saint of sailors, patron saint of San Angelo, Texas, diocese of, patron saint of San Miguel, Iloilo, Philippines, patron saint of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, patron saint of Sant'Angelo Romano, Italy, patron saint of Saracinesco, Italy, patron saint of Seattle, Washington, archdiocese of, patron saint of security forces, patron saint of security guards, patron saint of Sibenik, Croatia, patron saint of sick people, patron saint of Siegburg Abbey, patron saint of soldiers, patron saint of Spanish police officers, patron saint of Springfield, Massachusetts, diocese of, patron saint of storms at sea, patron saint of swordsmiths, patron saint of Umbria, Italy, patron saint of watermen, patron saint of Zeitz, Germany ,

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professionaleyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

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