Feast of the Archangels

ArchangelsSt. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness 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 the other evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Today we honor the three archangels mentioned by name in Scripture, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Michael is mentioned in Daniel and Revelation, Gabriel in Daniel and Luke, and Raphael in the book of Tobit. Think about and honor these angels today, member of the highest of the nine choirs of angels mentioned in Sacred Scripture, and ask today for St. Michael’s protection, to help us overcome sin and temptation, to resist the devil, and be united more closely to God, to Christ’s mercy, and to live the life that Christ has called us to.