For my saint, I picked Saint Michael the Archangel. I picked St. Michael because I feel as though this saint doesn’t get enough credit. I mean hardly anyone knows who he is. Do you? Therefore, take a ride with me, while I explain the importance of Saint Michael. 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 the sick people.
Saint Michael is one of the seven archangels, him being one of the three mentioned 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.” (Alban 117) Saint Michael is one of the principal angels. In Latin, the word “Angel” means messenger, such as a divine or spirit messenger, which was used to describe St. Michael. There are four places in the Bible where St. Michael is found. The first is in the book of Daniel. Michael is said to comfort Daniel after he has had a vision and promises to be his helper in all things. The second is also found in Daniel, where St. Michael is called “the great prince who standees for the children of Thy people.” (Stephens 270-271) Michael was said to be Israel’s support during Babylonian captivity. Then third is in the New Testament, where Michael is said to have argued with the devil over the body of Moses. The fourth, John tells about the great battle in Heaven, where Lucifer and his demons go against God. Michael is said to have led God’s angels and defeats the demons and evil spirits and drive them away. With almost every saint known, Saint Michael has a memorial which is recognized on September 29th and May 8th. Therefore, for my saint, I chose Saint Michael: The Archangel. A true helper
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