St. Michael the archangel, defend us in battle.... See the Saint Michael Prayer below his coloring page. This coloring page has a picture of the Archangel Michael with sword and shield slaying the devil. This PDF prints 8.5x11" single sided.
I so love the St. Michael prayer! It and the Guardian Angel Prayer make an excellent mini Compline, or night prayers. When our little ones were trying to get a nap St. Michael and the Guardian Angels helped them get to sleep in some very hard situations.
One time the neighbor on the east was blaring music so loud out two sliding glass doors that it was rattling our windows on the west side! We said these two prayers and poof! The neighbors closed their doors - on a wonderful 70 degree day in February. Blessed peace.
Another time, we were on a very long trip and usually say our Rosary as we leave or after gas stops. Well this time, we had no place to get gas till after the Rosary and our youngest children had fallen asleep. They stayed asleep in spite of stopping. But a motorcycle pulled up with loud music blaring. Whew! He turned it off and walked into the store. No! It turned itself back on. The older children and I said these two prayers and the music quit. Blessed peace again.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel was recommended by Pope Leo XIII at the end of every Mass. I found the Latin version in my 1947 New Marian Missal.
The Archangel Michael is one of only three archangels:
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the name Michael means "Who is like God?" in Latin: "Quis ut Deus." His name is mentioned four times in the Bible: twice in the book of Daniel, once in the Epistle of St. Jude, and once in the Apocalypse.
Two of his most famous apparitions are at
There are two main feasts of St. Michael:
May 8: The Apparition of St. Michael.
September 29: The Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel.
Looking to the top of the Monastery on Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France you can see the gold statue of St. Michael at the top of the steeple. It is so beautiful!
St. Michael, pray for us!
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