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St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Advertise Now

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"Jesus' Baptism"

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John's baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the "baptism" of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus' baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God's suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father's will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God? Read More »

Knights of St. Michael for Mary's Ark of Salvation

Catholics are called to honor St. Michael in the Year of the Eucharist for he is the Protector of God's People and the Guardian of the Eucharist

To fight against Satan.
To rescue the souls of the faithful from the power of the enemy, especially at the hour of death.
To be the champion of God's people, the Jews in the Old Law, the Christians in the New Testament; therefore he was the patron of the Church, and of the orders of knights during the Middle Ages.
To call away from earth and bring men's souls to judgment.

The Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

HOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN HONOR ST. MICHAEL

St. Thomas says of St. Michael: "Michael is the breath of the Redeemer's spirit who will, at the end of the World, combat and destroy antichrist, as he did Lucifer in the beginning.

St. Michael is the protector and defender of God's chosen people.He came with the Israelites from Egypt and accompanied them through the desert. It was He who gave them, from God, the Ten Commandments and during the thousands of years that elapsed before the coming of Christ he was their champion and defender.

He is now the defender of the Catholic Church and of all the faithful whom he defends against the constant assaults of the devil. He is invoked in sickness and most especially at the hour of death, when his all powerful help is so much needed, for then it is that Satan makes his last and fiercest attack on the Christian soul, seeking with craft and cunning, with fears and despair to drag it down to Hell.

In the prayers formerly said by the priest and people after Mass there was a special and beautiful prayer to St. Michael imploring his help for the Church. We should make it a sacred duty to join fervently in this important prayer.(Tan Books - St Michael and the Angels) It runs as follows:

"Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, oh! Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust down to hell Satan and with him all the wicked spirits, who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."

THE GREAT ENEMY OF THE EVIL ONE
Feast Day, September 29 • St. Michael the Archangel

"I have been given a special mission for the world by the Father Almighty. I am to intercede in helping all Christians against all torments which come to them from the evil one. My friends, please call on me as frequently as you wish. I am at your disposal. I am a great enemy of the evil one. No evil force can prevail against me.

Do not be afraid my dear friends. I am your guardian in these times of confusion, times of torment, and times of great temptations. I, Michael will help you in the time of the great tribulation. Have no fear my friends and let me intercede for you. I am part of the great plan of salvation. I too, love you my friends. I am in the forefront of the great battle ahead before all the other angels in this holy war which has begun. I, Michael am with you. Do not be afraid. Yours in Christ the King, St. Michael, your great guard and protector." (Private Revelation to Josefina Maria September 29, 1993 Book 2 Piligramage to the Heart of Man - Page 111)

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LIVES OF THE SAINTS

APRIL 1
ST. HUGH OF GRENOBLE

St. Hugh was born in 1052 in France. He grew up to be tall and handsome, gentle and courteous. Read More »

APRIL 2
ST. FRANCIS OF PAOLA

St. Francis was born in the tiny village of Paola, Italy, around 1416. His parents were poor but humble.. Read More »

APRIL 3
ST. RICHARD OF CHICHESTER

St. Richard was born in England in 1197. He and his brother became orphans when Richard was very young. Read More »

APRIL 4
ST. ISIDORE OF SEVILLE

This saint was born in 556. Isidore's two older brothers, Leander and Fulgentius, became bishops and.. Read More »

APRIL 5
ST. VINCENT FERRER

A most wonderful Christian hero was St. Vincent Ferrer. He was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1350. Read More »

APRIL 6
BLESSED NOTKER

This Benedictine monk had once been a sickly child. He had a very noticeable speech impediment all his life. Notker was determined not to let it.. Read More »

APRIL 7
ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE

St. John Baptist de la Salle was born in Rheims, France, on April 30, 1651. His parents were from the.. Read More »

APRIL 8
ST. JULIE BILLIART

Mary Rose Julie Billiart was born in Belgium in 1751. Her uncle, the village school teacher, taught her to read and write. Read More »

APRIL 9
ST. WALDETRUDIS

Waldetrudis was born in Belgium in the seventh century. Her mother, her father and her sister have all been declared saints. Read More »

APRIL 10
BLESSED ANTHONY NEYROT

Anthony was born in northern Italy in the fifteenth century. He joined the Dominican order in Florence, Italy. The prior at that time was another saint.. Read More »

APRIL 11
ST. STANISLAUS

St. Stanislaus was born near Cracow, Poland, in 1030. His parents had prayed for thirty years for a child. Read More »

APRIL 12
ST. JOSEPH MOSCATI

His brother's death made a deep impression on Joseph. He asked Jesus in the Eucharist and Mary for.. Read More »

APRIL 13
ST. MARTIN

St. Martin was a priest of Rome who had a reputation for being well-educated and holy. He became pope in.. Read More »

APRIL 14
BLESSED LIDWINA

The name Lidwina means "suffering." Lidwina was from Holland. She was born in 1380 and died in 1433. Read More »

APRIL 15
BLESSED DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI

Joseph "Jeff" de Veuster was born in 1840, the son of Belgian farmers. He and his brother, Pamphile, joined the congregation of the Sacred Hearts. Read More »

APRIL 16
ST. BENEDICT JOSEPH LABRE

This French saint, born in 1748, led a most unusual life. He was the son of a store owner and was taught by his uncle, a priest. Read More »

APRIL 17
ST. STEPHEN HARDING

Stephen was a young Englishman who lived in the twelfth century. He was a good student who liked to learn. Read More »

APRIL 18
BLESSED MARY OF THE INCARNATION

Barbara was born in France in 1566. She was married to Peter Acarie when she was seventeen. She and her husband loved their Catholic faith and.. Read More »

APRIL 19
BLESSED JAMES DUCKETT

James Duckett was an Englishman who lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. As a young man he became an apprentice printer in London. Read More »

APRIL 20
ST. AGNES OF MONTEPULCIANO

This saint was born near the city of Monte pulciano, Italy, in 1268. When she was just nine years old, she begged her mother and father to let her live at the nearby convent. Read More »

APRIL 21
ST. ANSELM

Anselm was born in northern Italy in 1033. From his home he could see the Alps mountains. Read More »

APRIL 22
ST. SOTER AND ST. CAIUS

St. Soter was pope long ago in the times of the Roman emperors. He was a real father to all Christians. Read More »

APRIL 23
ST. GEORGE

Pictures of St. George usually show him killing a dragon to rescue a beautiful lady. The dragon stands for.. Read More »

APRIL 24
ST. FIDELIS OF SIGMARINGEN

This saint's name was Mark Rey. He was born in Germany in 1578. Mark went to the famous University of Freigburg to become a lawyer. Read More »

APRIL 25
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST

Mark lived at the time of Jesus. Although he was not among the original twelve apostles, he was a relative of St. Barnabas, an apostle. Read More »

APRIL 26
ST. RADBERTUS

This saint lived in ninth-century France. No one knows who his parents were. They left their newborn infant on the doorstep of Notre-Dame convent. Read More »

APRIL 27
ST. ZITA

Zita is known as the patron saint of domestic workers. She was born in the village of Monte Sagrati.. Read More »

APRIL 28
ST. PETER CHANEL

St. Peter Chanel was born near Belley, France, in 1803. From the time he was seven, he took care of.. Read More »

APRIL 29
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

Born in 1347, this well-known saint is the patroness of Italy, her country. Catherine was the youngest in a family of twenty-five children. Read More »

APRIL 30
ST. PIUS V

This holy pope was born in Italy in 1504. He was baptized Anthony Ghislieri. He wanted to become a priest, but it seemed as though his dream would never come true. Read More »

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