Tuesday, September 21, 2010

St. Michael Novena

Nine days from now is the Feast of the Holy Angels: Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.

Since I have a special place in my heart for Saint Michael, and since his prayer is so very powerful, I wanted to post it as a Novena leading up to his feast day.

St. Michael the 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,
O prince
of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
cast into Hell, Satan,
and all the evil spirits
that prowl about the world,
seeking the ruin of souls.

Hat tip to Paul at Sober Catholic.  Note:  Paul has a different novena going to the Three Archangels, which is what reminded me of the upcoming feast.

The icon above is the one given to my husband by a dear departed (then Episcopal) priest many years ago.

1 comment:

TACParent said...

Arch Angel Michael is very powerful, indeed. He is close to my heart too.

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