Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Today is the feast day of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels all. The prayer below was composed by Pope Leo XIII.

"One day, after celebrating Mass, the aged Pope Leo XIII was in conference with the Cardinals when suddenly he sank to the floor in a deep swoon. Physicians who hastened to his side could find no trace of his pulse and feared that he had expired. However, after a short interval the Holy Father regained consciousness and exclaimed with great emotion: "Oh, what a horrible picture I have been permitted to see!"

He had been shown a vision of evil spirits who had been released from Hell and their efforts to destroy the Church. But in the midst of the horror the archangel St. Michael appeared and cast Satan and his legions into the abyss of hell."
Tradition in Action

Try to remember to say this prayer everyday for protection from evil. I don't know about you but I need all the help I can get!

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. You got honorable mention at the end of my post on the same topic here:

    I hope people are listening to you.