Saint Michael the Archangel is one of the most beloved and venerated figures in the Catholic Church. He is the Patron Saint of those who serve in the military, police and other protective services as well as doctors, the sick, the suffering, and the dying. He is also the patron saint of the Blessed Sacrament, of grocers, mariners, paratroopers and of many other causes.
Saint Michael is the leader of the angels who fought against the forces of Satan. He is mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Daniel, the Book of Jude, the Book of Revelation, and several other books. He is also a popular figure in other religions and spiritual traditions. He is often venerated as a spiritual warrior, a protector, and a guardian of divine justice. Saint Michael is often depicted in art as a powerful warrior with wings and is often shown with a sword, a shield, and scales. He is sometimes portrayed with a dragon or serpent beneath his feet. He is also known for his ability to intercede on behalf of those who invoke his name.
Saint Michael’s birthdate is unknown and it is believed that he died in the late 4th century, although his exact death date is also unknown. The feast of Saint Michael is celebrated on September 29th. The feast commemorates the victory of Saint Michael over the forces of Satan. On May 8th, 1851, Pope Pius IX canonized Saint Michael as a saint.