Who Is St. Michael
Saint Michael, who ranks among the seven archangels, is also one of the three angels mentioned by name in the Scriptures, the others being St. Raphael and St. Gabriel.
Representation: banner; dragon; scales; sword.
Patronage: Against temptations; ambulance drivers; artists; bakers; bankers and banking; battle; boatmen; Belgium; Brussels; Sicily; Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel; danger at sea, dying people; emergency medical technicians; England; fencing; Germany; grocers; knights; mariners; police officers; sailors; security forces; and security guards.
Old Testament: Daniel 10:13, Daniel 10:21, Daniel 12:1
New Testament: Jude 1:9, Revelations 12:7
“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.” — From a homily by Saint Pope Gregory the Great
“Defend us in Battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou, prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust down to hell Satan and all the wicked spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.”
— Pope Leo XIII