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
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
This is St. Joseph's second feast day on the Church calendar of celebrations. We honor him also on March 19. St. Joseph is a very important saint.
St. Athanasius was born around 297 in Alexandria, Egypt. He devoted his life to proving that Jesus is truly God.
ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES
Both of these saints were part of the original group of Jesus' twelve apostles.
BLESSED MARIE-LEONIE PARADIS
Blessed Marie-Elodie Paradis was born in the village of L'Acadie in Quebec, Canada. It was May 12, 1840.
ST. JUDITH OF PRUSSIA
St. Judith lived in the thirteenth century. She was born in Thuringia. This was in what is now central Germany. She wanted to model her life on the example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
BLESSED FRANCOIS DE MONTMORENCY LAVAL
Blessed Francois was the first bishop of Quebec City, Canada. He was born in 1623 in a small town in France.
BLESSED ROSE VENERINI
Blessed Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy, in 1656. Her father was a physician. Rose entered the convent but returned home after a few months.
BLESSED CATHERINE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
St. Catherine was born on May 3, 1632, in a little village in France. She was baptized the same day.
BLESSED NICHOLAS ALBERGATI
Blessed Nicholas was born in Bologna, Italy. Nicholas' family could afford to send him to the university where he began to study law.
St. Antoninus lived in the fifteenth century. Even as a boy he showed that he had good sense and will power.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LACONI
St. Ignatius was the son of a poor farmer in Laconi, Italy. He was born on December 17, 1701.
ST. NEREUS, ST. ACHILLEUS AND ST. PANCRAS
Sts. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers who died around 304. They were probably Praetorian guards under Emperor Trajan. We know little else about them.
ST. ANDREW FOURNET
St. Andrew Fournet was born on December 6, 1752. He was from Maille, a little town near Poitiers, in France. Andrew's parents were religious people.
St. Matthias was one of Our Lord's seventy-two disciples.
ST. ISIDORE THE FARMER
Saint Isidore was born in 1070, in Madrid, Spain. His parents were deeply religious. They named their son after the great St. Isidore, archbishop of Seville, Spain.
St. Ubald lived in twelfth-century Italy. He was an orphan raised by his uncle, a bishop. Ubald was given a good education.
ST. PASCHAL BAYLON
St. Paschal, a Spanish saint, was born in 1540. From the time he was seven, he worked as a shepherd. He never had the opportunity to go to school.
ST. JOHN I
St. John I was a priest of Rome. He became pope after the death of Pope St. Hormisdas in 523. At that time, Italy's ruler, Theodoric the Goth, was an Arian.
ST. CELESTINE V
Peter di Morone was the eleventh of twelve children. He was born around 1210 in Isernia, Italy. His father died when he was small.
ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA
St. Bernardine of Siena was born in 1380 in a town near Siena, Italy. He was the son of an Italian governor.
BLESSED EUGENE DE MAZENOD
Blessed Eugene was born in France in 1782. He became a priest in 1811. Father Eugene was sensitive to the needs of the poor and he ministered to them.
ST. RITA OF CASCIA
St. Rita was born in 1381 in a little Italian village. Her parents were older. They had begged God to send them a child. They brought Rita up well.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST ROSSI
St. John Baptist Rossi was born in 1698 in a village near Genoa, Italy. His family loved him. They were proud when a wealthy couple visiting their town offered to educate him. His parents knew the couple and trusted them.
ST. DAVID I OF SCOTLAND
St. David was born in 1080. He was the youngest son of St. Margaret, queen of Scotland, and her good husband, King Malcom.
Venerable Bede, the English priest, was famous as a saint, a priest, a monk, a teacher and a writer of history. He was born in England in 673.
ST. PHILIP NERI
St. Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515. As a child, his nickname was "Good little Phil." He was always so jolly and friendly that everyone he met loved him.
ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
St. Augustine was the abbot of St. Andrew's monastery in Rome. Pope St. Gregory the Great chose him and forty other monks for a mission dear to his heart.
BLESSED MARGARET POLE
Blessed Margaret was born in 1471. She was the niece of two English kings, Edward IV and Richard III. Henry VII arranged her marriage to Sir Reginald Pole.
St. Maximinius was a bishop who lived in the fourth century. It is believed that he was born in Poitiers, France. As a young man, he heard of a saintly bishop of Trier, in Gaul.
ST. JOAN OF ARC
St. Joan was born in 1412. Her hometown was Domremy, a little village in France. Jacques d'Arc, her father, was a hard working farmer.
THE VISITATION OF MARY
Visitation means "visit." The Archangel Gabriel told the Blessed Virgin Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was going to have a baby.
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of the Relics of the Passion
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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?