St. Michael the Archangel 2018
The feast of the dedication of St. Michael the Archangel includes all the angels or created spirits who are distributed among nine choirs based on their function. Angel means messenger and these are the ones which communicate God’s Will to us. St. Michael is their leader because he responded so vigorously to Lucifer’s temptation. In addition to his warrior role he also is known for miraculous healings that come through his intercession. He is the defender of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her offspring in the Church and will exercise his patronage in the days ahead.