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Day 8 - St. Michael, We Pay Hommage to Your Heavenly Beauty!

Day 8 - St. Michael, We Pay Hommage to Your Heavenly Beauty!

 Say 'The Lord's Prayer'

Say three 'Hail Marys'

Say one 'Glory Be'

Prayer of Intercession

St. Michael, the Archangel, most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity,
Standing at the right of the altar of Incense, Ambassador of Paradise, Glorious Prince of the Heavenly armies, Leader of the Angelic hosts, The standard-bearer of God's armies, Defender of Divine glory, First defender of the Kingship of Christ, Strength of God, Invincible Prince and warrior, Angel of Peace, Guide of Christ, Guardian of the Catholic Faith, Champion of God's people, Guardian Angel of the Eucharist, Defender of the Church, Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, Angel of Catholic action, Powerful intercessor of Christians, Bravest defender of those who hope in God, Guardian of our souls and bodies, Healer of the sick, Help of those in their agony, Consoler of the Souls in Purgatory, God's messenger for the souls of the just, Terror of the evil spirits, Victorious in battle against evil, Guardian and Patron of the universal Church:

Pray for us, O glorious St Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, through the intercession of St. Michael, the wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity.
Thou Who lives and reigns, forever and ever.
Amen.
                                                                                     From the Litany of St. Michael Archangel

Meditation

Every time that  an Archangel makes an appearance in the Bible, it marks a turning point in the accomplishment of God's work.
Gabriel the Archangel appeared at the time of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who accepted God's plan for Her. Michael the Archangel cast the Devil out of Heaven, and  brought the perspective of the Last Judgement in the Book of Revelation.

On both occasions, it is expected from us to say YES to God's plan. No one can pretend to be able to say that final YES if they have not prepared to do so throughout their life on earth, if they have not made it their own lifestyle. 

the Devil said "Non serviam" - I will not serve. Whereas Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, came and even lied at our feet to serve the Father, and to save Men! When He flushes out traces of pride, Jesus Christ often condemns the 'hypocrisy' of His interlocutors: when they should act as servants, they are being domineering, they would rather hold on to their titles and abide by their own rules.
During the Sacrament of the Eucharist, before taking communion, the priests murmurs: "never let me be parted from you". Pride and lies are what separates us from the Lord, radically so. Humility and truth go together, and they please the Lord: they are the best path to take towards God, to live as brothers and sisters during the current events. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux rejoiced in being a 'creature' of God, she desired to be the smallest of all the creatures, to be like a child in the hands of the Father. Why? Because she wanted to totally depend on Him, to receive everything from Him... In that way, she would have 'everything', as a servant of God: she was proclaimed 'Patron Saint of missions' without ever leaving her Carmel!

It seems to me that humility is truth. I do not know whether I am humble, but I do know that I see the truth in all things - St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Name Your Request... and Press "Pray"!

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

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Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6

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