About St. Michael
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Name Meaning: “Who is like God?” (the battle cry of the heaven forces during the uprising)
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