Captain of the Armies of God

By TFP Student Action   
Saint Michael
"MI-CA-EL," or "Who is like to God?" Such was the cry of the great Archangel when he smote the rebel Lucifer in the conflict of the heavenly hosts, and from that hour he has been known as "Michael," the captain of the armies of God, the type of divine fortitude, the champion of every faithful soul in strife with the powers of evil.

Thus he appears in Holy Scripture as the guardian of the children of Israel, their comfort and protector in times of sorrow or conflict. He it is who prepares for their return from the Persian captivity, who leads the valiant Maccabees to victory, and who rescues the body of Moses from the envious grasp of the Evil One.

And since Christ's coming the Church has ever venerated St. Michael as her special patron and protector. She invokes him by name in her confession of sin, summons him to the side of her children in the agony of death, and chooses him as their escort from the chastening flames of purgatory to the realms of holy light.

Lastly, when Antichrist shall have set up his kingdom on earth, it is Michael who will unfurl once more the standard of the Cross, sound the last trumpet, and binding together the false prophet and the beast, hurl them for all eternity into the burning pool.

Reflection: “Whenever,” says St. Bernard, "any grievous temptation or vehement sorrow oppresses thee, invoke thy guardian, thy leader; cry out to him, and say, 'Lord, save us, lest we perish!'"

From Lives of the Saints by Fr. Alban Butler, Benziger Bros., 1894 edition.

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+3 # Sergio De Paz 2010-09-28 08:52
Simply Great,
A very Blessed Video and set up in general.
God Bless you all for such MAGNIFICENT WORK.
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+5 # mary mcmorrow 2010-09-28 20:19
Hello, John. I support TFP as one of the pioneering Right to Lifers in NYC. It is important to be like Michael and the other angels and to step up to the bat on behalf of God.
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+5 # Barb Melland 2010-10-28 10:58
Thank you for the work you do. It is important.
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+4 # Anita Fiorini 2011-09-28 22:58
Thank you. I enjoy your articles very
much. Everyday I pray to St. Michael
and I know he protects me and my family.
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+5 # Leila Yeckley 2011-10-03 09:46
I am very grateful for the drops of information you send. "Drops" because I send it out to others so that we may all be filled with HOPE and JOY. There is a ripple effect that touches us all!
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+1 # Kim Berowski 2012-04-10 14:35
I pray to St. Michael all the time. He is my protector. He will not let you down. He should be prayed to after mass to protect of from the evil one. Please pass it on.
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0 # Michael M 2013-09-24 11:52
I love St. Michael, the Church's great defender and my very special intercessor. May his protection and guidance lead the USA. May he protect families and the union of marriage.
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0 # Jack Fadden 2013-11-19 15:59
May St Michael always be invoked in the morning, noon and night and there is then no need to be afraid. Keep up the good work because good will always prevail in the end



Jack
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