Praying with Saint Michael the Archangel

Different prayers in honour of Saint Michael the Archangel every two weeks


Who is Saint Michael the Archangel?

Saint Michael is an angel and royal standard-bearer of the militia of Christ. He is often depicted wearing battle armor and a sword or spear while standing triumphantly over a dragon.

Saint Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of soldiers and doctors. He is invoked for protection, especially from lethal enemies.

In the Bible, his presence is mentioned five times as the supreme head of the heavenly army.

“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8)

Feast day: Saint Michael the Archangel is celebrated on 29 September, also known as Michaelmas.

Places of worship:

  • Skellig Michael in Ireland
  • St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, England
  • Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France
  • the Sacra di San Michele in Val di Susa,
  • San Michele, Monte Sant'Angelo, Puglia
  • San Michele Monastery on the Island of Simi, Greece
  • Monastery of Monte Carmelo in Israel.

These important places of worship dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel are connected by an imaginary straight line known as the Ley Line of Saint Michael.

Why pray to Saint Michael?

Saint Michael is a powerful protector and defender against the devil.

“I have come to venerate and invoke Saint Michael the Archangel, that he may protect and defend the Holy Church at a time when it is difficult to give an authentic Christian witness without compromise and without accommodations.” Saint John Paul II, May 1987, at the Shrine of St. Michael the Archangel in Monte Gargano, Italy.

Saint Michael is the defender of the Faith and the Church.

“Michael the Archangel stands by the Church to defend her against all the inequities of the century, to help Christians resist against the devil.” Saint John Paul II, May 1987

Every two weeks:

You will receive a prayer in his honour or a prayer taught by saint Michael during his apparitions.

St Michael Novena

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Many thanks to JB for writing the French version of this community.

Prayer from the community

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the 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, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.