OF ST. MICHAEL
FOR MARY’S ARK OF SALVATION!
are called to honor St. Michael in the Year of the Eucharist for
he is the Protector of God’s People and the Guardian of the
•To fight against Satan.
•To rescue the souls of the faithful from the power of the
enemy, especially at the hour of death.
•To be the champion of God's people, the Jews in the Old Law,
the Christians in the New Testament; therefore he was the patron
of the Church, and of the orders of knights during the Middle Ages.
•To call away from earth and bring men's souls to judgment.
The Fatima Prayer
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of Hell
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those who are in
most need of Thy mercy.
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN HONOR
St. Thomas says of St. Michael: "Michael is the breath
of the Redeemer’s spirit who will, at the end of the World,
combat and destroy antichrist, as he did Lucifer in the beginning.
St. Michael is the protector and defender of God’s chosen
people.He came with the Israelites from Egypt and accompanied them
through the desert. It was He who gave them, from God, the Ten Commandments
and during the thousands of years that elapsed before the coming
of Christ he was their champion and defender.
He is now the defender of the Catholic Church and of all the faithful
whom he defends against the constant assaults of the devil. He is
invoked in sickness and most especially at the hour of death, when
his all powerful help is so much needed, for then it is that Satan
makes his last and fiercest attack on the Christian soul, seeking
with craft and cunning, with fears and despair to drag it down to
In the prayers formerly said by the priest and people after Mass
there was a special and beautiful prayer to St. Michael imploring
his help for the Church. We should make it a sacred duty to join
fervently in this important prayer.(Tan Books - St Michael and the
Angels) It runs as follows:
“Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle;
be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, oh! Prince of the
heavenly host, by the power of God thrust down to hell Satan and
with him all the wicked spirits, who wander through the world seeking
the ruin of souls. Amen.”
THE GREAT ENEMY OF THE EVIL ONE
Feast Day, September 29 • St. Michael the Archangel
“I have been given a special mission for the world by the
Father Almighty. I am to intercede in helping all Christians against
all torments which come to them from the evil one. My friends, please
call on me as frequently as you wish. I am at your disposal. I am
a great enemy of the evil one. No evil force can prevail against
Do not be afraid my dear friends. I am your guardian in these times
of confusion, times of torment, and times of great temptations.
I, Michael will help you in the time of the great tribulation. Have
no fear my friends and let me intercede for you. I am part of the
great plan of salvation. I too, love you my friends. I am in the
forefront of the great battle ahead before all the other angels
in this holy war which has begun. I, Michael am with you. Do not
be afraid. Yours in Christ the King, St. Michael, your great guard
and protector.” (Private Revelation to Josefina Maria September
29, 1993 Book 2 Piligramage to the Heart of Man - Page 111)
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OF THE SAINTS
MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Today we begin our new year at the Eucharistic Celebration. We thank God for Mary, Jesus' mother, who brought the Savior into the world. Because she is the mother of Jesus, God's Son, she truly is the Mother of God.
ST. BASIL AND ST. GREGORY NAZIANZEN
Sts. Basil and Gregory were born in Asia Minor in the year 330. This area is modern-day Turkey. Basil's grandmother, father, mother, two brothers and a sister are all saints.
St. Genevieve was born around 422 in Nanterre, a small village four miles from Paris. While still very young, she desired to devote her life to Jesus.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON
St. Elizabeth was called "Mother Seton" by everyone knew her by when she died on January 4, 1821, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
ST. JOHN NEUMANN
St. John Neumann was not only quiet, he was short-five feet, two inches tall. His eyes were very kind and he smiled a lot.
BLESSED ANDRE BESSETTE
St. Alfred Bessette was born on August 9, 1845, not far from Montreal, Canada. He was the eighth of twelve children.
ST. RAYMOND OF PENYAFORT
St. Raymond was born between 1175 and 1180 in a little town near Barcelona, Spain. He was educated at the cathedral school in Barcelona and became a priest. .
St. Thorfinn's life were discovered in details long after his death. He died in 1285, in a monastery in Belgium. Fifty years later, his tomb was accidentally opened during some construction work.
ST. JULIAN AND ST. BASILISSA
St. Julian and St. Basilissa were husband and wife. They lived in the early part of the fourth century.
St. William came from a wealthy French family. Even as a boy, he did not waste time fooling around or being idle.
St. Theodosius was born in Asia Minor in 423. As a young man, he set out on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS
St. Marguerite was born in Troyes, France, on April 17, 1620, but spent most of her eighty years in Montreal, Canada.
ST. HILLARY OF POITIERS
St. Hilary was born into a pagan family on 315 in Poitiers, a town in France. His family was rich and well-known. Hilary received a good education.
St. Macrina and her husband learned the high price of being true to their Christian beliefs.
ST. PAUL THE HERMIT
St. Paul was born into a Christian family in the year 229. They lived in Thebes, Egypt. Paul's parents showed him by their own lives how to love God and worship him with one's whole heart. Paul
ST. BERARD AND COMPANIONS
Six Franciscan friars accepted from St. Francis of Assisi an assignment to go to Morocco. They were to announce Christianity to the Muslims.
ST. ANTHONY OF EGYPT
St. Anthony was born in 251 in a small village in Egypt. When he was twenty years old, his parents died. They left him a large estate and placed him in charge of the care of his young sister.
Blessed Christina lived in the sixteenth century. She was born in Abruzzi, Italy. Her baptismal name was Matthia. As she grew up, Matthia felt the call to a life of prayer and penance.
St. Canute was a strong, wise king of Denmark. He lived in the eleventh century. Canute was a great athlete, an expert horseman, and a marvelous general.
ST. FABIAN AND ST. SEBASTIAN
St. Fabian was a pope who died a martyr in 250. It was during the persecution by Emperor Decius.
St. Agnes was a Roman girl who died in 304. She was just twelve years old when she suffered martyrdom for her faith.
ST. VINCENT OF SARAGOSSA
St. Vincent was martyred in Spain in 304. This was the same year that Agnes was martyred in Rome.
ST. JOHN THE ALMSGIVER
St. John was a dedicated Christian nobleman. He used his wealth and position to help poor people. After his wife passed away, John became a priest and bishop. In 608, he was consecrated the patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
St. Francis was born at the de Sales castle in Savoy, France, on August 21, 1567. His wealthy family provided him with an excellent education. By the age of twenty-four, Francis was a Doctor of Law.
CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL
St. Paul lived at the time of Jesus but as far as we know they never met. Paul was first called Saul. As a young man, he was a very bright student of the Hebrew religion.
ST. TIMOTHY AND ST. TITUS
St. Timothy was born in Lycaonia in Asia Minor. His mother was a Jew and his father was a Gentile.
ST. ANGELA MERICI
St. Angela was born in the small Italian town of Desenzano, Italy, around 1474. Her parents died when she was ten. She and her only sister, who was three years older, loved each other very much.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
St. Thomas lived in the thirteenth century. He was the son of a noble family of Italy. He was very intelligent, but he never boasted about it. He knew that his mind was a gift from God.
St. Gildas was born around the year 500 in Britain. He set out as a young man to practice a self-sacrificing lifestyle.
St. Bathildis was a frightened, Christian English girl could have never imagined what her future would be like.
ST. JOHN BOSCO
St. John Bosco was born in Turin, Italy, on August 16, 1815. His parents were poor farmers. When John was two, his father died. John's mother struggled to keep the family together.
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Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?