Topics: Christianity, Liberal arts college, Michael Pages: 3 (885 words) Published: May 8, 2011
"St. Michael the Archangel" For my saint, I picked Saint Michael the Archangel. I picked St. Michael because Michael is my middle name. Saint Michael is a name meaning "He who is like God" in Hebrew. He is said to be placed over all the angels. He is the Patron Saint of soldiers, security guards, and sick people. Saint Michael is one of the seven archangels, him being one of the three mention in the Bible. He is the leader of the army of God during the Lucifer upraising. It is said by Pope Gregory the Great "Whenever some act of wondrous power must be performed, Michael is sent, so that his action and his name may make it clear that no one can do what God does by his superior power." Saint Michael is one of the principal angels. In Latin, the word "Angel" means messenger, such as a Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, who earned her doctorate in religious studies from Brown University in June 2009, has been named assistant professor of religious studies at Saint Michael's College, starting this fall semester. Dr. Saint-Laurent was a junior fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, D.C., for the 2008-2009 academic year where she researched and completed her dissertation, titled "Apostolic Memories: Religious Differentiation and the Construction of Orthodoxy in Syriac Missionary Literature."

A specialist in Early Christianity: Christianity in Late Antiquity and Syriac Studies, Dr. Saint-Laurent will be teaching Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxies and Early Christianity this semester, and probably Christianity, Past and Present next semester.

Dr. Saint-Laurent earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude in religious studies and classics from Gonzaga University of Spokane, Wash., in 2000. She earned a master's degree in early Christian studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2002 with a thesis titled "The Vita Tradition of Ephrem the Syrian: a Hagiographical and Theological Analysis." She was a Fulbright Scholar in Austria in 2002-2003, studying at...
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