Incredible Miracle: U.S. Marine Saved by Saint Michael

By TFP Student Action   
Saint Michael

This is the true story of a Marine wounded in Korea in 1950. Writing to his mother, he told her of a fascinating encounter he experienced in the war.  Father Walter Muldy, a U.S. Navy chaplain who spoke to the young Marine and his mother as well as to the outfit commander, always affirmed the veracity of this narrative.

We heard it from someone who read the original letter and retell the story here in all its details and in the first person to better convey some of the impact it must have had when first told by the son to his mother.

 


Dear Mom,

I am writing to you from a hospital bed. Don’t worry, Mom, I am okay. I was wounded, but the doctor says that I will be up in no time.

But that’s not what I have to tell you, Mom. Something happened to me that I don’t dare tell anyone else for fear of their disbelief. But I have to tell you, the one person I can confide in, though even you may find it hard to believe.

You remember the prayer to Saint Michael that you taught me to pray when I was little: “Michael, Michael of the morning,…” Before I left home for Korea, you urged me to remember this prayer before any confrontation with the enemy. But you really didn’t have to remind me, Mom. I have always prayed it, and when I got to Korea, I sometimes said it a couple of times a day while marching or resting.

 

Saint Michael

Well, one day, we were told to move forward to scout for Commies. It was a really cold day. As I was walking along, I perceived another fellow walking beside me, and I looked to see who it was.

He was a big fellow, a Marine about 6’4” and built proportionally. Funny, but I didn’t know him, and I thought I knew everyone in my unit. I was glad to have the company and broke the silence between us:

“Chilly today, isn’t it?” Then I chuckled because suddenly it seemed absurd to talk about the weather when we were advancing to meet the enemy.
He chuckled too, softly.

“I thought I knew everyone in my outfit,” I continued, “ but I have never seen you before.”

“No,” he agreed, “I have just joined. The name is Michael.”

“Really?! That’s mine, too.”

“I know,” the Marine said, “Michael, Michael of the morning….”

Mom, I was really surprised that he knew about my prayer, but I had taught  it to many of the other guys, so I supposed that the newcomer must have picked it up from someone else. As a matter of fact, it had gotten around to the extent that some of the fellows were calling me “Saint Michael.”

Then, out of the blue, Michael said, “There’s going to be trouble ahead.”

I wondered how he could know that. I was breathing hard from the march, and my breath hit the cold air like dense clouds of fog. Michael seemed to be in top shape because I couldn’t see his breath at all. Just then, it started to snow heavily, and soon it was so dense I could no longer hear or see the rest of my outfit. I got a little scared and yelled, “Michael!” Then I felt his strong hand on my shoulder and heard his voice in my ear, “It’s going to clear up soon.”

It did clear up, suddenly. And then, just a short distance ahead of us, like so many dreadful realities, were seven Commies, looking rather comical in their funny hats. But there was nothing funny about them now; their guns were steady and pointed straight in our direction.

“Down, Michael!!” I yelled as I dove for cover. Even as I was hitting the ground, I looked up and saw Michael still standing, as if paralyzed by fear, or so I thought at the time. Bullets were spurting all over the place, and Mom, there was no way those Commies could have missed at that short distance. I jumped up to pull him down, and then I was hit. The pain was like a hot fire in my chest, and as I fell, my head swooned and I remember thinking, “I must be dying…” Someone was laying me down, strong arms were holding me and laying me gently on the snow. Through the daze, I opened my eyes, and the sun seemed to blaze in my eyes. Michael was standing still, and there was a terrible splendor in his face. Suddenly, he seemed to grow, like the sun, the splendor increasing intensely around him like the wings of an angel. As I slipped into unconsciousness, I saw that Michael held a sword in his hand, and it flashed like a million lights.

Later on, when I woke up, the rest of the guys came to see me with the sergeant.

Saint Michael

“How did you do it, son?” he asked me.

“Where’s Michael?” I asked in reply.

“Michael who?” The sergeant seemed puzzled.

“Michael, the big Marine walking with me, right up to the last moment. I saw him there as I fell.”

“Son,” the sergeant said gravely, “you’re the only Michael in my unit. I hand-picked all you fellows, and there’s only one Michael. You. And son, you weren’t walking with anyone. I was watching you because you were too far off from us, and I was worried.

Now tell me, son,” he repeated, “how did you do it?”

It was the second time he had asked me that, and I found it irritating.

“How did I do what?”

Saint Michael

“How did you kill those seven Commies? There wasn’t a single bullet fired from your rifle.”

“What?”

“Come on, son. They were strewn all around you, each one killed by a swordstroke.”

And that, Mom, is the end of my story. It may have been the pain, or the blazing sun, or the chilling cold. I don’t know, Mom, but there is one thing I am sure about. It happened.

Love your son,

Michael

 

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    +16 # Edna Kumler 2010-05-31 07:15
    That was beautiful....
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    +17 # James 2010-05-31 08:08
    Reading this sent had my hair standing on ends.
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    +5 # Bill Crofut 2010-05-31 08:22
    Is it any wonder Pope Leo XIII gave us the St. Michael prayer?

    In Christ and His beleaguered Church,

    Bill Crofut
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    +13 # carl wager 2010-05-31 09:07
    I too saw Michael when my 21 year old son survived a bacterial attack. see May 7, 2010, CBN 700 Club, Toby Wagner, amazing story.
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    +4 # Tony Lee 2010-05-31 09:38
    I had read of this miracle in my computer last year, but cannot remember the source. Of course, I believed that was a miracle indeed.
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    +17 # agnes patrowicz 2010-05-31 09:48
    What a beautiful story, it moved me to tears. I say a prayer to St, Michael everyday, he is our Lady's protector also. The Catholic church used to say this prayer after every Mass, they should return to it fast, with all the evil going on these days, God's church needs St. Michael's protection.
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    +16 # Gertrude Fernandes 2010-05-31 10:02
    Dear Ritchie,

    I believe there is truth in this story. St. Michael is known for many wonders like this. Lord is very good, he rewards us for our faith & our prayers with heavenly protection. It is also true, our Patron Saints & Angels run to the Lord when we are in trouble offering themselves to come to our rescue. I have personally experienced heavenly help in crisis through strangers. Lord comes to our rescue through Mother Mary, Saints, Angels and human beings who allow the Lord to use them as powerful instrument in His hand to help, heal, save, comfort & protect Lord's people.

    May the Most Holy Trinity with one Unity pour Mighty Holy Spirit on you, your family & your Ministry.

    I E- Mailed this story to many.
    God Bless
    Gertrude
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    +6 # David P.O. Womack 2010-05-31 10:28
    Now that is awesome.
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    +5 # Orfelinda 2010-05-31 10:41
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. I have always encouraged my catechism students to call upon their angels for protection especially Saint Michael. I have forwarded your e-mail to a former student who is serving our nation. Our young men and women need all of our support and prayers. And reminder (as they are dealing with a harsher world than we are) that our Lord is always looking out for them, that faith & trust is what will help them continue on the journey they are at now.
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    +4 # Mark Brandon Howie 2010-05-31 10:51
    Good story in that God may have sent Michael the archangel to earth, to protect the life of the Michael that was on earth.
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    +13 # Scott Pringle 2010-05-31 11:17
    Semper Fi
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    +6 # Francisco A Estrada 2010-05-31 11:23
    I believe that history. Why not people does not believe in the intercession of the saints?
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    0 # Mari Bohman 2010-05-31 11:24
    I have heard this before--and believe it--however, I would like to know the origin of the prayer, "Michael, Michael of the morning" so I can pray it. We need St. Michael more than ever. Please see if anyone else has this prayer. Thank you.
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    +11 # Angelica 2010-05-31 11:34
    Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
    Psalm 33:12
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    +6 # catherine 2010-05-31 11:37
    I read this story before but today Memorial day my grandson was spending the night came over when i was reading my email i read him this story you see he played St Michael in a school play he loved it he told me St Michael is his Guardian Angel thank you for sharing that story with us
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    +4 # Kim Consiglio 2010-05-31 11:48
    Thank you for the story! I enjoyed it very much. God Bless St Michael.
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    +3 # Charibel Hilario 2010-05-31 12:18
    With your permission, I would like to forward this to my email buddies.
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    +6 # Dennis Drouillard 2010-05-31 12:29
    I believe this story. I also believe that the great St. Michael, Archangel and Commander of heavenly legions is a great Warrior who protects the children of God and obeys the commands of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother of Heaven and Earth.

    Thank you for sharing this story.

    May God always bless St. Michael, Patron Saint of Soldiers!
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    +6 # Patrick Mascarenhas 2010-05-31 12:32
    Ooh! too sweet to mention......these are deja vu moments when the Glorified unseen are experienced in all of Good's Love and Goodness and Glory. May the Good Lord continue to shower his little but magnanimous light and blessing and grace in all its grandeur through ordinary people like Michael
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    +7 # Laity Bro. papa fran 2010-05-31 13:11
    AS A LAITY BROTHER OF THE PASSION OF CHRIST OF SANCTUARY HOUSE.....WE MEN HONOR ST. MICHAEL BUT AFTER READING THIS WE WILL DO SO EVEN MORE ....THANK YOU ....I HAD BOTH TEARS AND SHIVER WHAT A REAL MANS STORY ....

    WOW111111
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    +13 # Victress Jenkins 2010-05-31 13:18
    I say this prayer every day and sometimes more than once! We need to pray this for our soldiers & sailors as well as our church and the Holy Father.
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    +5 # patricia cohoon 2010-05-31 13:26
    St. Michael the Archangle defend us in battle be our protection against the wiles and snares of the devil and may rebuke him and do thou oh prince of the heavenly host by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl the world seeking the ruin of soul. Amen
    Patsy
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    +5 # Carole A Smith 2010-05-31 13:27
    WOW!! So powerful in this day of battle. God is good, now and forever
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    +4 # Karen Auciello 2010-05-31 13:54
    My son loved this story he asked me to read it again. We pray to St Michael every day too.

    Thanks for the great story.
    Blessings,
    Karen
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    +18 # Edward Weddleton 2010-05-31 14:38
    I am a 100% Vietnam combat NCO USMC; H 2/5 Unit. I am highly decorated; purple heart (2), and a bronze star, etc.. I am Catholic, highly faithful to my faith. I always believed I was protected spiritually in the many conflicts I was in. I believe this former Marine's story without question.

    THANK YOU JESUS
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    0 # Edward.Fullerton 2013-01-08 13:48
    Well, Edward, should you ever read this, I too will make this prayer my own. I guess I owe that Marine of yours a prayer. whether they are alive or dead, IHS.
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    +6 # fFRANCISCO 2010-05-31 14:45
    This is a great story. I believe in this kind of miracles, and I know that the Lord allows His servants (saints and angels), to show up visibly and help us... GOD IS GREAT
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    +3 # suzanne johnson 2010-05-31 15:26
    But what about the "Michael, Michael of the morning" prayer?
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    +9 # Diane 2010-05-31 15:29
    Wow! I'm glad I have a devotion to St. Michael already and say his prayer " St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.."every day. He's helped me spiritually. I recommend the prayer to St. Michael and the 9 Choirs of Angels every Tuesday as that is the day to honor them in a special way. Also at bedtime the "invocations To The 9 Choirs of Angels. They want to help.
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    +9 # joe brophy 2010-05-31 15:41
    " Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil...my cup runneth over "
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    +7 # Olivia G. Lamb 2010-05-31 16:01
    This story is perfectly wonderful, and yet it is so hard to believe. I do not know what I would have told people, if it had happened to me, but I know that whatever Michael did to keep his life like that, in a time of oh so much danger, it was kind, wonderful, and perfect.
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    +9 # Olivia G. Lamb 2010-05-31 16:02
    I love this story, and I have read it over and over. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I did.
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    +7 # debbie 2010-05-31 16:05
    Thank you for sharing that wonderful story, I wonder who Michael was, his guardian angel maybe, or perhaps Jesus, the one who died on the cross for all of us, one day we will see where God has been there to protect us in more situations than we are really aware of.
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    +9 # Rebecca Barry 2010-05-31 16:10
    This is a wonderful true story. It makes my heart sing. What an awesome God we have, always trying to reassure us that he is with us always! God bless St. Michael!
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    +6 # margaret l davis 2010-05-31 16:23
    This is so inspiring. The incident of a miracle like this is unbelievable. Yet God can do anything. He sent an angel to Mary face to face and to Joseph in a dream. The faithful believe these things. Why not an angel to a soldier who also prays? We should all pray with the greatest confidence in God's providence. Imagine having this memory to ponder the rest of your days? I'm thrilled to hear of it.
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    +13 # vincent stankay 2010-05-31 17:54
    I'm crying right now as I write this note. Somehow we have to believe these stories;because the power of prayer is always there for each and every one of us . We have only to let go and put it in God 's hands . He is always there for us.
    The soldier Michael's faith and trust in the prayers he learned from his youth carried through for him in the hour of need. St.Michael was truly there for him and if we all just believe in the Lord,many things can happen in all of our lives.
    God Bless us All.
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    +12 # vincent stankay 2010-05-31 17:59
    I had to cry as I read this story. Yes the power of prayer is there for us all. We just have to believe in God's grace. The soldier ,Michael was protected by his angel Michael,I believe ,because of the soldiers' faith and devotion since childhood.
    Sometimes we just have to let go of our pride in being in control all of the time and let God work HIS miracles.
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    +8 # Lien van der Velden 2010-05-31 18:13
    What a wonderful encouraging recount of St. Michael the Archangel. It shows that being faithful and praying with trust in our hearts,we have nothing to fear from the enemy. How wonderful is our God to give us such a powerful intercessor!
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    +13 # Maureen Gerrish 2010-05-31 19:31
    Diane,
    Where can I find the prayers you spoke of in your post?

    "prayer to St. Michael and the 9 Choirs of Angels every Tuesday as that is the day to honor them in a special way. Also at bedtime the "invocations To The 9 Choirs of Angels. They want to help."
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    +9 # Tom 2010-05-31 22:26
    - Michael, Michael, of the morning,

    Fresh chord of Heaven adorning,

    Keep me safe today

    And in time of temptation,

    Drive the devil away.-

    This prayer must be prayed upon rising every morning.
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    +5 # Luis 2010-05-31 23:54
    JMJ

    Why should a Catholic, strong in faith, doubt this?

    We are very fortunate to have among all of our
    Resources, Sacraments, and Sacramentals, this devotion.
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    +5 # Charlene Ikeda 2010-06-01 00:35
    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story. It is necessary for our young people to hear about miracles and the saints,esp. St. Michael, who offers all of us protection against the evil one. The devil and powers of darkness are as REAL as the nose on anyone's face. DO NOT COMPROMISE yourselves to the lure of the Evil of the world. Call on Saint Michael, even if it is a short "St. Michael, protect me and help me now." He knows how we humans, struggle, esp young people, and he will come to our aid with the power of God and Our Blessed Lady.
    Thank you for this beautiful, powerful website and for opening up the dialogue for the powerful intersession of the saints and the beauty of our one, true Catholic Church. Our Church has, and will continue to make mistakes , but we have Jesus as our nourishment in the Holy Eucharist and the "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Don't fear; God is Faithful and Keeps His Word. We are His little lambs in His arms.
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    -18 # Brendan Flynn 2010-06-01 06:19
    Since when do saints kill? I thought, "thou shall not kill" was one of the big no-nos. I'd like to believe this story, but I'm sure St. Michael is powerful enough to save this young man without having to kill another human being. I know Communism rejects the notion of religion or a God, but isn't God there for all of us? Even the ones who have turned from him?
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    +7 # Herbert Seel 2010-06-01 10:03
    As the Chaplain for American Legion Riders Post 400 I always advise the St. Michael prayer be said by the troops go into deployment and by their relatives. The weird thing is that here I am a convert and a very poor Catholic. Writing out the St. Michael for cradle Catholics who do not know the prayer. We should try to restore devotion to Michael. And to Saint James Moor Slayer.
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    +4 # Alberta 2010-06-01 12:34
    Please tell me the rest of the prayer, "Michael, Michael of the morning". Thank you.
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    +8 # Barb Finnegan 2010-06-01 13:17
    I've heard this story many times-the latest last year in a sermon on the Sunday closest to St. Michael's Feast on Sept. 29-but it still gives me goosebumps! All the more reason to pray for his protection for our troops overseas! In fact, this past Sunday was the Feast of St. Joan of Arc, who saw and heard St. Michael. May St. Michael and St. Joan intercede for us before God's throne in the fight against evil!
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    +6 # Edwina Ngiraikelau 2010-06-01 18:46
    This story is truly inspiring. I pray the St. Michael prayer every day after mass for his protection. God is always on our side no matter what. "Happy are those who do not see and believe." And Michael is bless to believe and be a witness at the same time.
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    +6 # Chris Andreas 2010-06-03 07:15
    This miraculous story of Korea brings to memory a similar story from World War I. It's one that I believe few modern historians know about and even less believe. Part of the story took place at the Battle of the Mons, but it may have happened elsewhere as well. In the midst of the fighting, soldiers from both sides of the conflict supposedly saw great celestial visions of angels, saints, and perhaps even the faces of friends who had already been killed in battle. Supposedly a cavalry appeared out of nowhere wearing uniforms from hundreds of years earlier. Soldiers from both sets of armies ceased fighting and were court martialed for leaving the battlefield. This was where the stories came out. Of course, there were the usual denials by the top brass during the trials. They said that the soldiers made up these stories, and I suppose the whole incident remains controversial to this day. I have not confirmed this story historically, but this is what I remember from my readings.
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    +4 # Juliana L. Fifita 2010-06-08 09:39
    It was a wonderful story and I believed the Marine when I read the story, because I read the St Michael Archangel Prayer most of the morning, and bless his heart. He helped Michael the Marine because of his devotion and dedicating residing the St Michael Prayer, even the priest in our parish, we reside the St Michael Prayer every Sunday before the Mass is over. They should Keep the St Michael Prayer and pray for it every morning while they are out there at the battlefield finding the enemies, He is the leader of the Angels who protect and watch over us here on earth and heaven as well. He fought the prince of darkness and thrush him into hell and all for those who want to follow the prince of darkness. May God Bless Michael and his family and all our Military troops hopefully they will want to joint in say the St Michael Prayers, before they go on with their attacking the enemies.

    Sincerely in Christ, Joseph & Mary;
    Juliana L Fifita
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    +2 # joseph 2010-06-10 07:02
    The prayer has been frequently commended, but I don't remember praying if regularly, but having read this it reckons my mind to offer regular and serious devotion to this prayer.
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    -2 # Cindy 2010-06-15 14:58
    I have never heard the "Michael in the morning" prayer. Could you please add it to your website. I would like to learn it and teach it to my son.
    Thanks
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    +15 # Rob Skrobola 2010-06-16 14:10
    Quoting Brendan Flynn:
    Since when do saints kill? I thought, "thou shall not kill" was one of the big no-nos.


    You're missing several important ideas. First, not all killing is sinful. Killing in defense of the innocent is not murder, and hence, not sinful. Second, you're missing the fundamental idea of sin- Sin is action taken in direct opposition to the will of God. St. Michael, as an angel that chooses to follow God, always does His will. If God decided to end these men's lives, then by definition, it is not a sin. God created them, God gave them life.. We are all His creatures. Not an easy thing for modern ears to hear, but it's the truth. Finally, yes, God is there for those Korean men. The fact that they died does not necessarily mean they are damned, and in fact, we have no idea what their eternal fate is. You are thinking secularly, to think that death is the ultimate end. It isn't. - Rob
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    +2 # jane wagner 2013-03-12 16:39
    I understand Rob's query. I'm sure those communist soldiers had mothers and people who loved them. They never learned to pray or to know God. It is hard to think that they would be slaughtered by a sword from God's angel for doing what they had no choice about doing. Communist soldiers are not allowed to question or disobey orders. So why did they all die doing what they were forced to do? Why not just an invisible shield to protect young Michael from the advancing communists? War is evil, and even if Michael was participating innocently, I don't see why these other men had to die so that he could live. St Michael could have just protected him. I humbly acknowledge that I don't understand the ways of God and angels, and I do pray to St Michael to protect us from evil, but Rob had a point and it wasn't answered satisfactorily, to my eyes...
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    -3 # CSM ret D. Hosek 2013-09-25 08:16
    Perhaps God was removing them from the conflict to ease their conflicted souls? It is possible they did not believe in what they were being forced to do (as you stated "...communist soldiers are not allowed to question.. ."
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    -1 # D 2013-09-25 12:34
    As a gentle Franciscan once told me, we have a moral obligation to defend our lives, and if we can, the lives of the defenseless, e.g., pre natal infants, the sick and elderly.
    St. Michael has been a welcome and active protector in my life for years now.
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    +5 # judith mcallister 2010-06-16 14:14
    What a beautiful story! I just gave my grandson a statue of St. Michael for his first Communion and I would love to get a copy of the " Michael Michael of the morning" prayer also.

    Thanks
    Judy
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    +5 # Kim Marin 2010-06-17 14:51
    G K Chesterton's,
    Vol. 10 of the Collected Works, p. 174.

    To St. Michael, In Time Of Peace(ca. 1929)

    Michael, Michael: Michael of the Morning,
    Michael of the Army of the Lord.
    Stiffen thou the hand upon the still sword, Michael,
    Folded and shut upon the sheathed sword, Michael,
    Under the fullness of the white robes falling,
    Gird us with the secret of the sword.

    to read the rest click on:

    http://americanchestertonsociety.blogspot.com/2006/09/we-begin-battle-today.html
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    +8 # Joan Rouchell 2010-11-27 15:06
    The only St Michael prayer that I know is the one we say after the Rosary. Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
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    +8 # Jean S. 2010-12-10 05:15
    Michael, Michael, of the morning,
    Fresh chord of Heaven adorning,
    Keep me safe today
    And in time of temptation,
    Drive the devil away.
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    +7 # Philomena Milong 2011-01-17 01:09
    St. Michael is my patron saint. He has helped me in my dream. I pray St. Michael prayer every morning on my way to church and also when I travel by car and airplane. He is a great protector!
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    0 # Kevin Faler 2011-03-27 09:09
    I think that Brendan Flynn made several good points and Rob Skrobola doesn't understand her points so he takes it out of context.
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    +6 # Lloyd Harkins 2011-09-27 17:31
    I have always believed that St. Michael watches out over all the Military. When I was stationed in Vicenza Italy, there was a statue of St. Michael on post. I will never forget how strong and powerful that statue looked. St. Michael patron saint of the Airborne, Pray for us.
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    +4 # Clara Graff 2011-09-28 15:41
    It is the feast of St. Michael at the end of September. On that day we also sang at school a French song, no need to translate I think:
    "Saint Michel et tous les ses anges
    Priez, priez et combattez pour nous"
    three times in ascending tones during his novena (9-day preparation leading up to his feast)
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    +5 # Maree 2011-09-29 01:13
    Thank you, great St. Michael, for all your care over us and for showing us how to serve God and His Blessed Mother!!!!!
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    -14 # Michelle 2011-09-29 16:48
    Why would St. Michael kill those pagans, which would probably send them to hell? It does not seem likely. He could have just hidden Michael (the man) who got wounded anyhow. Not a likely story. In a way he did too much, in another too little. Not likely.
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    +7 # Mary Wermerskirchen 2011-09-29 22:14
    Thank God for sending St. Michael to protect us. Everyone, please pray to St. Michael for my son, Terry John Michael, who returned safely from Iraq but is in grave danger now from domestic abuse. With her, his faith is failing, and he almost lost his life with severe brain damage and has no memory of it. I believe God saved him that time but without constant prayer, how long will he continue to save him. TJM has to see the danger that he is in & turn to God and his patron saints again before it is too late. Please help me pray for my son.
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    +3 # Michelle 2011-10-19 02:50
    Thanks for that incredible, uplifting, encouraging story. It firms me up in being faithful to the prayer. I've been saying the chaplet to the 9 choirs of angels and it feels so protective!
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    +1 # Kathy 2011-12-25 13:07
    This is touching. I pulled up this poem for my son Michael who is named after St. Michael and he looks incredibly like the drawing of St. Michael :) no coincidences
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    +3 # St.Michael Onwuemene 2012-02-08 07:48
    I firmly believe the reality of this incredibly encouraging story. The Bible teaches on the existence and physical intervention of the holy angels of God, and particularly Saint Michael, the Archangel, in the affairs of man. The Bible equally promises the direct intervention of these holy angels of God in our current human affairs and dispensation; just as they appeared to Apostles Peter and Paul in the Book of Acts (Acts 12:7-17; Acts 27:23-25). I am greatly inspired by the role of St. Michael, the Archangel and other holy angels of God in our present era; to the extent that I officially and legally changed my first name to 'Saint Michael', reflecting my belief in their protection. If it were not for the protective roles of the holy angels of God, Satan and his evil angels would have destroyed us. But thank God that He Has given His angels to guard, protect,deliver and guide us, in line with His Word in Psalm 34:7; Psalm 91:11-12; Psalm 103:20; Hebrews 1:14.
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    0 # glynda 2012-02-25 17:27
    i definitely agreed that there are miracles and we cant explained how it happened.i firmly believe it,by the way my sons name is also michael.
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    +3 # Isabelle Verret 2012-02-28 16:23
    Quoting suzanne johnson:
    But what about the "Michael, Michael of the morning" prayer?

    Look below his bold signature "Michael" at the end. You will see 5 blue links the second one is the prayer on this website. got to go
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    +1 # Mary Guilbert 2012-04-10 11:34
    Of all the stories, this one Michael has all the necessary components.
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    -1 # Nelly 2012-04-14 23:47
    I just received this story today from Brother Richard of holysouls.com and I truly believe the story is really true story. i do pray the chaplet of my belove St Michael every morning. I hope and pray that after reading it, we all gain deeper faith in Jesus thru St Michael.
    Happy Divine Mercy Sunday, 15 April 2012
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    0 # Jacob 2012-07-05 17:34
    Hi,

    Have you ever experienced situations a lot of times where you have done everything right to achieve or do something in life which is right morally and will do good to you and will not harm anyone else. And yet failed. failed over again and again. It may be due to some silly reason that you fail. Or may be even if you achieve it finally there will be a lot of unnecessary hurdles. Be Sure Its the Evil one who is testing you, and eventually you will move away from God and that is what he wants. If this is your situation in life, and you think why it is happening always in your life, it is St Michael that you should pray to and ask for help.

    You should believe God wants to help you fight Evil, he will assign you to St Michael who takes care of the fight.

    Thanks,
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    +1 # Nabam vijay 2012-08-07 19:52
    it is truly a heart touching and comforting miracle done by st Michael. i truly believe in him. He always gives me courage and strength to overcome any fear and anxiety.
    praise the lord, Halleluiah
    hail st. Michael
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    +1 # Yvonne Hoobs 2012-08-28 01:18
    I enjoyed the story about Michel bm69e
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    -1 # MELITA BRGOLI 2012-12-05 03:53
    St. Michael please protect me always. Save my body and soul; Amen
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    -1 # Michael Telford 2012-12-15 18:16
    I like the St Michael prayer and modified it to give it a more regular metre.
    "Michael, Michael of the morning,
    Brightest star of Heaven adorning,
    Keep me safe from sin today,
    And if temptation bars my way,
    Help me drive the devil away."
    Hope that's all right.
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    -2 # Bernard A. Brisson 2012-12-27 16:18
    Do you have any idea where I can purchase
    the CD of this Story.
    Incredible Miracle: US Marine Saved by
    Saint Michael.
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    -1 # Elvin 2013-03-13 05:06
    This is probably one of the most amazing stories I have ever heard in my life and probably will ever hear.
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    -1 # bree 2013-03-19 19:17
    THANK YOU ST MICHAEL! YOU ALWAYS COME THRU WHEN WE ASK YOU FOR HELP. THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY PLEA AND RESPONDING SO QUICKLY.
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    +1 # bree 2013-03-19 19:22
    THANK YOU ST MICHAEL FOR HEARING MY PLEA AND RESPONDING SO FAST!!!!! YOU ALWAYS COME TO THE AID OF THOSE THAT NEED YOU!!!!
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    -3 # Navaara 2013-08-05 20:47
    This is so amazing! I am going to use it in my Religion assignment for school. It is so amazing, I'm sure Archangel Michael is protecting us all. In a sense, he killed those enemies for their salvation. He actually saved them too.
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    -3 # Darek H 2013-09-24 11:46
    Why Saint Michael did not kill those two who killed those poor Christians from Pakistan before they exploded.
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    -1 # Cheryl Grayum 2013-09-24 12:42
    I saw St Micheal once (as did everyone around me) he came to our ICU (small hospital) in the vision of a medieval dressed Catholic priest to say last rites on a dying child.
    Everyone froze and stopped working to watch him say the
    In Latin over a dying child. When he left to go around the corner, I ran to the ward clerk and asked her 'did you see that?' She say yes and I asked her did you schedule this ? She said no; go around the corner and ask the family if they did. I went immediately around to the small waiting area where they would be and it was empty. The small elevator (old and slow) was still sitting on that floor. After that I had a brush with very evil people (long story) and was almost murdered. I know St Micheal was warning me of things to come. He was incredibly handsome, dark black wavy hair, piercing eyes.
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    -1 # Angie 2013-09-24 14:42
    Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

    Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in “our battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness I the high places” (Ephes., VI, 12). Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector; to thee , the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into heaven. Pray therefore the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the Church. Offer our prayers to the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us; take hold of “the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan”, bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit “so that he may no longer seduce the nations” (Apoc. XX 2).
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    -2 # Arlene Schroeder 2013-09-24 15:22
    I too have a devotion to St. Michael. One time I was kneeling by my bed reading the prayer silently to St. Michael the Archangel(long prayer of Pope Leo XIII), when I heard audibly the words "Out loud and be faithful." I checked this prayer out through Church authority's and it was as if there was some confusion as to whether the lay people could pray this prayer or not. We CAN in our own name as any approved prayer BUT NOT publicly as an exorcism. I have prayed it everyday since that moment aloud as a prayer of protection.(Some 30 years now) I now have it memorized. Some have been afraid to pray this prayer, but what I would say; "As afraid I am of praying the prayer I would be that afraid NOT to pray it. Who is afraid of this prayer? Satan, and if he can keep you from praying it then he just won. He will try. Besides scripture, the sacraments, sacramentals, and OBEDIENCE to the teachings and disciplines of our Catholic faith, this prayer is very powerful for protection.
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    -2 # Barbara Peterson 2013-09-25 01:18
    My only son is named Michael and I will send him this story. It is very touching and I believe there are a lot of miracles in this world.
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    -1 # Kurian. Kerala,India 2013-09-25 11:33
    This story always gives me goosebumps, it's so inspiring whenever I read it I feel a lump in my throat and my eyes get moist, as we realize who the mysterious Michael is. It's really beautiful and uplifting.
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    -1 # D 2013-09-25 12:40
    I see that some of the comments are from 2010!

    Yet, I needed the assurance of that story this week, today even. Can't explain - involves others - but convinces me that St. Michael continues to protect me in the Name of Jesus!
    Thanks for posting that and keep up the good work. beautiful story.
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    +1 # renie&ken 2013-09-30 14:34
    I say the St. Michael prayer at the end of my daily rosary.
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    0 # Frances M Granger 2013-10-06 08:44
    Such a very beautiful story, I say this prayer each day especially when traveling in my car taking my grandchildren to school or Holy Mass.
    I tried to teach little 6 year old Phoebe my eldest granddaughter, Michael of the morning, each time I saw her. One morning while doing the school run I began to say it and she joined me. I said to her you do listen to me, and she said, I always do. I am really happy that she now knows this prayer and I ask her to say it each day with her other prayers .
    Praise be to God
    Frances, Scotland, U.K.
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    0 # Jo-Ann 2014-02-05 09:39
    What a beautiful story. I too had tears after reading this. Just wonderful. THANK YOU so very much. Jo-Ann 2/5/2014.
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    -1 # bennie selga 2014-02-15 18:40
    It is a very beautiful and wonderful story indeed & Im sure he was blessed. Thanks for sharing it to us. GOD BLESS YOU
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    0 # Leo A. LaBrie 2014-05-10 10:06
    We are so lucky to have Saint Michael. He is ready to help anyone who calls on him for help. Thank you Lord for sending Saint Michael to us when we are in need for his help.

    JMJ and Saint Michael
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    0 # Rick Lemus 2014-05-13 19:14
    I never get tired of hearing this story and each time my heart fills with more love and gratitude to God for all of His graces
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    0 # joe savio 2014-06-24 03:58
    This is a very powerful incident.while reading it i couldn't stop crying . Till then i hadn't thanked st.micheal for the helps and especially for the protection he had given me. But now i am regretting for that and i thank Jesus Christ , my lord for having given me such a protector as st.Michael
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