Book of Saints – Michael the Archangel

detail of the statue Michael the Archangel defeating Lucifer; Fontaine Saint-Michel, Paris, France; swiped off WikipediaArticle

(Saint) (September 29) One of the three Angels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael) liturgically venerated by Holy Church. Holy Scripture describes Saint Michael as “one of the chief princes” (Daniel 10:13); and again as the leader of the Heavenly Host in their battle and triumph over the forces of hell (Apocalypse 12:7). He is mentioned also in the Epistle of Saint Jude as “rebuking the devil.” He has always been specially invoked by the Catholic Church both in the East and in the West. A second Feast is kept in his honour, that of his Apparition (May 8) on Monte Gargano in the South of Italy (fifth century). Another Apparition in France (eighth century) led to the foundation of Mont Saint Michel in Brittany.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Michael the Archangel”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 December 2015. Web. 8 December 2016. <>