Feast of St. Michael the Archangel - September 29th

The Archangel Michael, who's name in Hebrew means, "Who is like to God" was the subject of Father Avis' excellent homily this morning at Old St. Patrick Oratory. Father reminded us that..."today, in our modern world, many rebel against God and the order, supernatural or natural, established by Him. They refuse the sweet reign of Christ the King.

"We as faithful Catholics, must promote Christ's kingdom through humility and obedience and raise the battle cry of St. Michael...'Quis ut Deus!'...who is like to God."

In this homily, Father also encouraged the recitation of the prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII to St. Michael, Archangel:

A Prayer to Saint Michael
"Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection 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." 

Perhaps after the move to the Oratory, we can begin again reciting this prayer, part of the Leonine Prayers after Low Masses, a practice most appreciated and missed by many members of Old St. Patrick Oratory.

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