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Time to Bring Back St. Michaelís Prayer
CatholicExchange.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Judy Keane

Posted on 12/13/2012 8:18:56 PM PST by Salvation

Time to Bring Back St. Michael’s Prayer

Judy Keane

by Judy Keane on December 13, 2012 ·

In his 2008 Inaugural Address, President Obama praised the tremendous sacrifices of our Founding Fathers and our hard won freedoms saying, “Our Founding Fathers faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, they drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations.”  However, in moving forward aggressively with the HHS Mandate, it has become clear we are witnessing a U.S. President eroding those very freedoms he initially spoke so highly of.   In short, under the HHS mandate, the faithful must either follow the letter of the law in violation of their religious beliefs or face crippling financial consequences that could force them to close down or dramatically decrease their operations.       

Under the mandate, Catholic institutions, along with countless faithful private employers and non-profits, will be required to offer employee health plans that include free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacients regardless of religious objections.  Not only is the mandate a direct assault on our cherished First Amendment Rights, it is also in direct opposition to Catholic teachings which uphold the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.  Sadly, instead of a mobilized vote in favor of religious freedom this past November – Obama again won the Catholic majority.  Faced with an additional four years under a President determined to gain nationwide HHS Mandate compliance, it is imperative that we, as Catholics, use every means at our disposal to defend our religious freedoms.

As the Church faces this unprecedented barrage of intolerance on American soil, I found a recent letter from the Reverend Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois particularly emboldening.  In a letter to all parishioners in his diocese, Bishop Jenky asked that the powerful St. Michael’s prayer be included in all General Intercessions during each Sunday Mass.  In his letter he writes, “The HHS Mandate is a bigoted and blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of every believing Catholic.  I ask that every parish, school, hospital, Newman Center, and religious house in this Diocese insert the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel into the Sunday General Intercessions just before their concluding prayer. It is God’s invincible Archangel who commands the heavenly hosts, and it is the enemies of God who will ultimately be defeated. This prayer should be announced as: A Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel for the Freedom of the Catholic Church in America.”

This got me thinking.  What if we reinstated this powerful prayer in every Catholic parish across America for this specific intention?  To what great effect might it have if prayed fervently at every Mass?  If we are truly going to step up and fight for religious freedom, then we must step up our prayer!

While the St. Michael’s prayer has been maintained in some US Catholic churches, it was widely discontinued in late 1960’s.  Yet, one only has to read the headlines to see that Satan certainly did not stop his doings in the 60’s!

The Saint Michael’s prayer, originally composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1884, was in response to a vision the Pope had in which he was shown an image of evil spirits trying to fulfill Satan’s boast of destroying our Lord’s Church within a certain century as they waged an attack against it.  Amid the tribulation, there appeared in the vision Saint Michael the Archangel, who cast Satan and all the evil spirits back into hell.  The Pope was so horrified by what he had seen, he felt compelled to help defend our faith in this world by composing the prayer to Saint Michael.  Pope Leo saw to it that the Saint Michael’s prayer was recited after every low Mass throughout the world.   In 1994, Blessed Pope John Paul II again urged the faithful to continue reciting the prayer specifically for the Church when he said, “although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world.”

It is my hope that Bishops across America will prayerfully consider joining Bishop Jenky in reinstating this short but powerful prayer to St. Michael in each of their diocese.  As the Catholic Church faces attacks on our religious freedoms, would it not be wise and particularly efficacious to restore, on a national level, this mighty clarion call to the Prince of Heavenly Hosts to defend us in battle?

Surely, as the assigned defender of Christians, he will not fail to come to the aid of Holy Church as he has done in the past.  While we also know that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, for Christ promised to be with her until the end of time, we are still required to do our part in defending the faith.  Religious liberty is one of our most precious gifts.  Therefore, let us again widely call upon Saint Michael and ask for his powerful help in defending it.

Prior to the 1900’s, Swiss Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod was quoted as saying, “when the very foundation of society is shaken in consequence of having denied the rights of God, we must revive the veneration of St. Michael and with him raise the victorious cry: ‘Who is like unto God?’”  Similarly, Saint Francis de Sales wrote, “Veneration of St. Michael is the greatest remedy against despising the rights of God, against insubordination, skepticism, and infidelity” – vices which are perhaps more prevalent now than in any previous period of history. St. Michael proved his great strength and prowess when he won the heavenly battle against the devil, showing his profound loyalty to God.  As the assigned Guardian of the Church, would he do any less for us?

Time and again throughout history, this princely seraph and mighty spiritual warrior has provided powerful aid during wars and persecutions which threatened to destroy Christianity.  Therefore, may we earnestly seek to implore Saint Michael in all of our churches and in our own hearts to put an end to all that is currently assailing the church, not only here in America, but across the world.

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL
THE ARCHANGEL

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.



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I started posting this prayer on the Daily Mass threads the night Obama was elected in 2008. I agree with the author and Bishop Jenky completely.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 8:19:06 PM PST by Salvation
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To: All



~ PRAYER ~

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 through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
 Amen
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2 posted on 12/13/2012 8:19:41 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Complete Prayer to Saint Michael
    The following is the longer version of the vital prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 after his startling vision as to the future of the Church. This prayer was dedicated for the Feast of St. Michael 1448 years from the date of the election of the first Leo - Pope Saint Leo the Great. Everyone is familiar with the first prayer below which was mandated by His Holiness as part of the Leonine Prayers after Low Mass. Below are both the short and longer versions of this poignant prayer which should never be forgotten.

    Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, O heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

    V: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
    R: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
    V: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
    R: As we have hoped in Thee.
    V: O Lord hear my prayer.
    R: And let my cry come unto Thee.

    V: Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. Amen.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 8:21:52 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Let’s ask our priests and pastors about re-starting The Prayer of St. Michael after Mass.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 8:25:29 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I am postive we’ve always concluded with St. Michaels’s prayer. Can’t remember a single time it’s been omitted. Wonder what this is all about? Is it referring to a non-Catholic service?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 8:27:06 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: Salvation

Say the prayer. And walk a precinct!!


6 posted on 12/13/2012 8:30:09 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (*Too many* damned conservatives in the GOP primaries split the vote for Romney. We are SO retarded!)
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To: steve86

Until some of us started it at Daily Mass, it wasn’t being done at my church. We also say it after the Rosary.

Perhaps there are many other churches that could start this.

That’s what I think the author is addressing.

We need protection against Obama!

St. Michael, be out protection.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 8:31:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Good idea!


8 posted on 12/13/2012 8:32:52 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
We need protection against Obama! St. Michael, be our protection.

That's for sure. We're studying spiritual warfare in Sunday School class. You-know-who-in the-white-house comes to my mind a great deal.

9 posted on 12/13/2012 8:38:36 PM PST by madison10
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To: Salvation


GOD IS PRO-LIFE!!!

Pray For The End Of Abortion, Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, Infanticide, And For The Defeat Of The Culture Of Death!!!




The Catechism of the Catholic Church
On Respect for Human Life
Sections 2259 – 2283
(From the Holy See Website)


For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:13-16 (KJV)

PRAYER TO END ABORTION

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!



PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
Amen.

Saint 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 Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who wander about the world seeking the destruction of souls.
Amen.

Pope Leo XIII









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 12/13/2012 8:40:45 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Beautiful!


11 posted on 12/13/2012 8:43:48 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

A powerful and inspiring prayer indeed.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 8:43:54 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: madison10

Michael, the Archangel is Israel’s angel. (Daniel 12:1)

“At that time Michael, the archangel who stands guard over your nation, will arise. Then there will be a time of anguish greater than any since nations first came into existence. But at that time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued.”


13 posted on 12/13/2012 8:44:36 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10
So interesting!

Daniel 12
1 "At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book.
2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.
3 But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.
4 "As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall fall away and evil shall increase."


14 posted on 12/13/2012 8:54:57 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
In my Parish, St. Mar of the Mills, in Laurel, Maryland, we had an outstanding Pastor Emeritus, Msgr. Keesler, who led a Latin Mass every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Before the Mass, the Rosary was led by a long-standing parishioner, closed by a short succession of prayers, culminating in the Prayer to St. Michael Archangel, my favorite prayer. Msgr. Keesler led this Mass every Sunday morning well into his nineties.

I had the privilege of serving as cantor at this Mass for over a decade. Msgr. Keesler was a sterling man and a holy priest of God. His sermons were vigorous, timely and cogent. He never shied from battle against the numerous evils afflicting society and was a hero of the Pro-Life Movement. HHe was the senior priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, in terms of time in service, having been ordained by Baltimore's Archbishop Curley in 1936 before the establishment of the Archdiocese of Washington. He passed on to his reward several years ago and we miss him dearly. The Latin Mass is still celebrated at our Parish, but only on a monthly basis, rather than weekly.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 12/13/2012 9:06:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Salvation

We had a good and holy young priest who was and is constantly at war against Satan, and he always said the St Michael prayer after every Mass. He would sit with us ladies and pray while we said the Rosary every day. But they got rid of him.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 9:16:51 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Salvation

I recently moved from ID to CO.

I’m in a state of complete despair. I thought ID was bad, but these “priests” represent the very worst of the enemies of the Church, as defined by Pope Saint Pius X.

Have you ever heard “Will the Circle be Unbroken” sung in a Catholic Church? Liturgical abuse and heresy...

Lord, show me the way.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 12:11:14 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Salvation

Amen!


18 posted on 12/14/2012 1:05:00 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Salvation

I go to St Michael’s church in Georgia. This great prayer is said after every Mass. The priests in charge are very conservative. They have a great prolife group too. They helped shut down a local abortion mill. Amen!! Amen! Great post!!


19 posted on 12/14/2012 1:22:28 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

Whether it is spiritual or physical warfare the power of prayer is so mighty when many do it together. Here is a famous example: http://www.pattonhq.com/prayer.html


20 posted on 12/14/2012 1:31:37 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

Wonderful idea, but it would be better if the bishops mandated it across the board and not just one bishop or a priest here and there across the country, but that is just me.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 3:23:26 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Salvation

For children, the children’s version of the book, “Heaven is for Real”, the little child in question that had the NDE, when he was in he was in Heaven for a short time, said he saw St. Michael the Archangel and said he is very tall.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 3:30:13 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Salvation

I named my 5 year old after St. Michael. He is all boy and he loves to say this prayer before bedtime. I had never thought about how this prayer is such a manly prayer that would appeal to boys. My son loves the thought of St. Michael fighting against the devil to save our souls. He even swings his imaginary sword as we say “defend us in battle”.

The Church needs more masculine imagery and use of this prayer would be a great start.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 3:34:52 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: steve86

The saying of this powerful prayer was officially suppressed in 1964, after Vatican II. In our area (the Archdiocese of New York), in no parish that I have attended Mass has it been used, that is, until recently. I have heard members of the congrgatiion say the prayer on their own, but not led by the priest.

Last Christmas,however, I attended a beautiful Novus Ordo Mass at St. Veronica’s in Chantilly, Virginia - the Mass itself was partially in Latin, and the priest said the Mass ad orientem (”facing East”, with his back to the people). After that Mass, the priest led the people in the traditional prayers after Mass as done in the Tridentine rite.

I no longer regularly attend the novus ordo Mass, that is unless I cannot find a Traditional Latin Mass; after every Low Mass, as prescribed in the 1962 Missal, the Prayer to Saint Michael is said by the priest and congregation with the rest of the traditional after-Mass prayers: 3 Hail Marys, Hail Holy Queen, O God our refuge and ou strength, Prayer to Saint Michael.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 4:07:27 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: johngrace

That was a wonder read. Thanks for posting the link!


25 posted on 12/14/2012 4:18:45 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: Salvation
I like this Bishop. He doesn't hold anything back :-)

And I love the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel and *try* to say it everyday (though like all humans am not perfect at that). It's something 'very special' to me.

26 posted on 12/14/2012 4:33:18 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Salvation

I also heartily AGREE!


27 posted on 12/14/2012 4:48:32 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Condor51

I love this prayer, and when I do get the chance, try to pray it, to make sure my mind is still sharp at my age. :)


28 posted on 12/14/2012 6:07:33 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I have used a short version of the beginning of the prayer to St Michael for a very long time (as a part of my tagline) ... I long for the day when parishes all over the world start reciting this powerful prayer for his Intercession.
BEAUTIFUL presentation, ConorMacNessa!


29 posted on 12/14/2012 6:08:48 AM PST by AKA Elena (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! Please PRAY daily for the USA!)
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To: Salvation
My son's parish in overland Park, KS is St. Michael the Archangel. It's a new church, and I love the statue in their courtyard. (See below)

You don't see new churches installing grand statues much anymore. It gives me a lift every time I see it. The new architects of Catholic Churches sometimes forget what the ancients knew: there are are many ways to enhance the Faith beyond preaching and reading -- stained glass, music, light, mosaics, art, incense, and sculpture.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 7:41:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: paterfamilias
The saying of this powerful prayer was officially suppressed in 1964, after Vatican II

Nice summary and it sounds as though you were blessed with something tolerable for that Christmas Mass. The other day a nurse asked me: "Do you have a religious preference?" I said "Yes, Pre-Vatican II Catholic". Don't think she knew what it meant but did write it down. Can you imagine a hospital chaplain calling around to parishes asking for a Pre-Vatican II priest? They (traitorous elements of the Church) even managed to screw up Extreme Unction. Who but the devil would suppress St. Michael's prayer and interfere with end-of-life prayers? So, back to the original comment, I have never made it far enough through a Novus Ordo to find out if St. Michael's prayer was said afterward. It is rare that I get to a Christmas Mass as Christmas rarely falls on a particular Sunday when our visiting Tridentine priest is in town.

31 posted on 12/14/2012 8:11:59 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: Salvation

About three years ago, I suggested to my pastor that this prayer be recited after every Mass. He agreed enthusiastically. It has been good not just for us but for visiting laity and clergy who’ve not been exposed to it.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 8:13:16 AM PST by Romulus
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To: madison10; Salvation

Earlier this week (12-11-12) our 12th grandchild was born: Daniel Michael. I don’t know what inspired my daughter in law to choose that name, but it is apt that those names are linked in history. I’m saving your excerpt and will send it to our new baby’s parents.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 8:27:27 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: dsc

Can you start a Rosary before Mass and say the Prayer of St. Michael after it?

Prayers for your priests.


34 posted on 12/14/2012 8:31:38 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Biggirl

I didn’t realize there was a children’s version of that book! Thanks.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 8:32:49 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Romulus

Good for you for getting it started — just asking is all we need to do.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 8:36:53 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Aggie Mama

Aggie! I came across some how and read it. So inspiring! I had to post URL to great article. Lol!


37 posted on 12/14/2012 11:08:42 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

Amen. Especially after the evil being reported today.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 12:20:55 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Salvation
In his 2008(sic) Inaugural Address

That occurred on 20 January 2009.

39 posted on 12/14/2012 12:24:43 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: steve86

“Who but the devil would suppress St. Michael’s prayer and interfere with end-of-life prayers?”

Bingo.

And as people rend their garments about the Slaughter of the Innocents in Newtown, CT, I can only say that we have spent the last 50 years excluding God from our country, and now we want to know why these things happen?

Now, more than ever we need to pray,

“Saint 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, thrust into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen”


40 posted on 12/14/2012 3:55:07 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Beautiful statue.

If you ever find yourself in Annapolis, Maryland visit the US Naval Academy Chapel (the “Cathedral of the Navy”). At the transept, on the right, you will see a beautiful stained glass window of Saint Michael, the unofficial patron saint of warriors.

We Catholic military parents make sure that our deploying soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines reeceive a warrior rosary and a Saint Michael medal with a prayer card.


41 posted on 12/14/2012 4:05:28 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: ottbmare

That is a tragedy!


42 posted on 12/14/2012 5:41:30 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray........pray very hard!!)
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To: diamond6

We thought so at the time—the case made headlines internationally. But “all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose.” He is now in Rome, working for the Holy See, and in a far more powerful position to do far greater good for the Lord and His Kingdom than he could have done in our little provincial parish.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 6:23:58 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Salvation
Along with St. Michael's Prayer, they need to bring back a bit of the respectful behavior that used to be common. What's that take in the way of discipline these days?


44 posted on 12/14/2012 6:30:19 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Salvation

This is one of my daily prayers. I always put a lot of emphasis into this prayer.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 6:38:38 PM PST by mtg
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My parish says the St. Michael’s prayer after every daily mass.

It’s a great way to start your day.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 6:50:16 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: johngrace
Can anyone tell me why a Catholic would vote for oboma? After all that was told to the parishioners in particular, and to the public in general, why would these people still vote for oboma?
47 posted on 12/15/2012 1:14:52 AM PST by itssme
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To: itssme
They are people who are comfortable within the culture of Catholic Church like what their parents had too. It's a veneer. It's outside convience.

"But hey what's the big deal if I vote this way. I can always be forgiven from this if I vote a certain way."

It is deeper than that and more. But also just that people abuse the mercy and justice of God. True repentence is real. Lip service is not real towards God. I pray for all our churches. We are also in the last days. If you read Sister Faustina book Jesus tells us that the prayers she was taught by him are for these last days. I had profound supernatural experiences in these prayers myself. Dream Visions. We will continue by His grace. Christ does declare in the gospels if he will find faith before he comes back. What does this mean? Well he tells us of a falling away from the faith. The less people of faith the more the enemy can influence. Which is why a lot are being fooled. We are to pray unceasingly. This is what keeps my bearing in this mad world. But it looks like Obama is a useful tool of the enemy. Also the only national dream I have of Obama is his downfall. Just look at the Middle East of today each nation has a powerful backer nation who are just ready to start WW 3 . Individually we have our Christ And the church. If you see history of the Saints and Bible times not too many had the peace we had in this country. We got spoiled as a nation. It looks like we are just before his second coming.

48 posted on 12/15/2012 7:26:15 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

“Can you start a Rosary before Mass and say the Prayer of St. Michael after it?”

My family and I could do those things, but I doubt that they will be well-received.

Perhaps we owe it to Our Lord to suffer through those masses for His sake.


49 posted on 12/15/2012 11:10:22 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Rashputin

“Mass: Don’t leave early.”

Sorry, but when they started singing “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” we had to bolt.


50 posted on 12/15/2012 11:19:31 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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