St. Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel

 Patron Saint of this blog.

His complete submission to God, his unrelenting defense and his continuing battle against evil in the service of God are awe inspiring. This blog is inspired by the prayer that invokes his protection. As defenders of the faith, we seek to fight the battle of good against evil in everything we do here, in order to secure as many souls for heaven and destroy as much evil as we can. Evil pervades everywhere and God alone is sovereign and just:

“Quis ut Deus?”

Saint Michael Prayer


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice 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, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in praelio. Contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur. Tuque princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo divina virtute in infernum detrude. Amen.

About Saint Michael


St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. Four times his name is recorded in Scripture:

  1. Daniel 10:13 sqq.Gabriel says to Daniel, when he asks God to permit the Jews to return toJerusalem: “The Angel [D.V. prince] of the kingdom of the Persians resisted me . . . and, behold Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me . . . and none is my helper in all these things, but Michael your prince.”
  2. Daniel 12, the Angel speaking of the end of the world and the Antichrist says: “At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people.”
  3. In the Catholic Epistle of St. Jude: “When Michael the Archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses“, etc. St. Jude alludes to an ancient Jewish tradition of a dispute between Michael and Satan over the body of Moses, an account of which is also found in the apocryphal book on the assumption of Moses (OrigenDe Principiis III.2.2). St. Michael concealed the tomb of Moses;Satan, however, by disclosing it, tried to seduce the Jewish people to the sin of hero-worship. St. Michael also guards the body of Eve, according to the “Revelation of Moses” (“Apocryphal Gospels”, etc., ed. A. Walker, Edinburgh, p. 647).
  4. Apocalypse 12:7, “And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with thedragon.” St. John speaks of the great conflict at the end of time, which reflects also the battle inheaven at the beginning of time. According to the Fathers there is often question of St. Michael inScripture where his name is not mentioned. They say he was the cherub who stood at the gate ofparadise, “to keep the way of the tree of life” (Genesis 3:24), the angel through whom God published the Decalogue to his chosen people, the angel who stood in the way against Balaam (Numbers 22:22 sqq.), the angel who routed the army of Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:35).

Following these Scriptural passages, Christian tradition gives to St. Michael four offices:

Regarding his rank in the celestial hierarchy opinions vary; St. Basil (Hom. de angelis) and other GreekFathers, also SalmeronBellarmine, etc., place St. Michael over all the angels; they say he is called “archangel” because he is the prince of the other angels; others (cf. P. Bonaventura, op. cit.) believe that he is the prince of the seraphim, the first of the nine angelic orders. But, according to St. Thomas(Summa Ia.113.3) he is the prince of the last and lowest choir, the angels. The Roman Liturgy seems to follow the Greek Fathers; it calls him “Princeps militiae coelestis quem honorificant angelorum cives”. The hymn of the Mozarabic Breviary places St. Michael even above the Twenty-four Elders. The Greek Liturgy styles him Archistrategos, “highest general” (cf. Menaea, 8 Nov. and 6 Sept.).

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  • Steven Merten

    It is the ‘sword of Christ’s mouth’ which is the weapon of a combat angel. Arch Angel Michael will slay Satan with this weapon. Satan is symbolic for man’s evil human pride on earth, especially man’s evil human pride in secular power. God was King and Ruler over Israel from the Exodus till the fall of Israel in 687 B.C.. Jesus will take over as King and Ruler of the world upon victory at our future Battle of Armageddon. With Jesus, a descendant of King David, Ruling the world, Israel is restored and Zion, God’s Holy City on earth, is born. It is Christ’s Church, the Catholic Church which will metamorphosis into the restored Kingdom of Israel, of new born Zion. Jesus will Rule, on earth, for tens of thousands of years, with and through His Church, the Catholic Church.

    Jesus will Rule, with His Church, using the ‘keys to the kingdom’ which is Christ’s power to bind and loost sins. Jesus gave His power, to bind and loost sins to His Apostles and their successors. Combat Angels of the Apocalypse will be Catholic Clergy. The way that you chain Satan, which is man’s evil human pride in unrepentant sin on earth, in hell, is to have a Pope read a list of world wide anathemas binding the unrepentant wicked to their sins. Now the only way for the wicked to break the chains of hell is to repent and enter into Christ’s Kingdom Come of Zion, aka The New Jerusalem, is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

    In the Book of Revelation, the great angel reading a small scroll, right before Jesus is crowned as King and Ruler of the world, is a Pope reading a list of world wide auto-anathemas, which chain the unrepentant in hell, lest they repent and enter into Christ’s Kingdom Come of New Born Zion, through the gates of Zion which are the Catholic sacraments of Reconciliation and Baptism. This will be what Jesus describes as His dispatching of His angels to hurl the wicked into hell and gather the righteous up into His Kingdom to shine like the sun. Jesus will pour out massive miracle upon the world, through His Church, the Catholic Church, and the world will stream to her. This will be Christ’s Kingdom Come, of the Restored Kingdom of Israel, Zion, aka the Post Armageddon Catholic Church, in Post Armageddon times.

    Who will be leading the way, in deposing Satan, man’s evil human pride in secular power on earth, and into Christ’s Kingship on earth? It will be Michael the Archangel. Archangel Michael, of course, is Catholic. Let us go to Christ’s Kingdom Come of Zion. Let Jesus reign down peace, justice and massive miracles upon the poor and sick in post Armageddon, Catholic Church, times.

    Now all we have to do is get a Pope to read the Armageddon scroll of auto anathemas. Which this will be the great Battle of Armageddon. Most scripture indicates it only takes about an hour to read the Armageddon scroll. We go through the three days of darkness, which is what John the Baptist refers to as ‘the Wrath of the Lamb’, and then walk out our doors into Christ’s Kingdom Come of Messianic Reign. There will be peace, justice, massive miracles and protection for Christ’s Church, aka Zion, under Messianic Reign. So, lets go. Defend us in battle Michael the Archangel!

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    Steven Merten