Thursday, September 29, 2016


It is particularly fitting for us who are engaged in this Spiritual Battle for the soul of our Church on Guam to honor St. Michael and continue to implore his help. It is also a Feast Day which I annually remember for a personal reason and I share this story each year on this day: 

Thank you for reading it. And may St. Michael also come to your aid in a personal way.


  1. Litany of St. Michael the Archangel

    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.

    Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.

    God the Father of Heaven,
    Have mercy on us.

    God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
    Have mercy on us.

    God the Holy Spirit,
    Have mercy on us.

    Holy Trinity, One God,
    Have mercy on us.

    Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.
    St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
    Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity,
    Ambassador of Paradise, (Pray for us...)
    Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies,
    Leader of the angelic hosts,
    Warrior who thrust Satan into Hell,
    Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil,
    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,
    Guardian of the Christian Faith,
    Guardian of the Legion of St. Michael,
    Champion of God’s people,
    Champion of the Legion of St. Michael,
    Guardian angel of the Eucharist,
    Defender of the Church,
    Defender of the Legion of St. Michael,
    Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff,
    Protector of the Legion of St. Michael,
    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

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Spare us, O Lord.

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Graciously hear us, O Lord.

    Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us.

    Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael,
    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let Us Pray

    Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that 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, world without end. Amen.

    Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Thy blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of Thee, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to Thee. Through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

  2. St Michael is also the Patron Saint of Paratroopers, around the world.

    "Angelic Michael, hear my call
    As through the sky, I now will fall
    I learned it in French, so it is difficult to translate.
    I am sure you could find it online if you are interested.

  3. That is quite a story of a miracle and an Archangel Michael, Tim!
    This is one of my favorite Feast days -- after Our Lady of Lourdes -- also Archangels St. Rafael and St. Gabriel and the Feast of Our Holy Guardian Angels (2 Oct, this Sunday).

    Just an FYI: According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today, September 29 is the feast of the Archangel St. Michael. Archangels St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24 -- their traditional feast days. I like acknowledging the Archangels on their individual traditional feast days, as well.

  4. Wow! What a story! I'm sure others have such similar amazing stories of unexplained rescues from a physical point of view, but from a spiritual perspective someone spiritual was there to protect against the visible forces.

    I encourage everyone to say this simple prayer every morning before they get out of bed to start their day, and every night before they close their eyes to sleep: "Angel of God, my guardian dear, through whom God's love entrust me here. Ever this day (night) be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen." St. Michael, the Archangel. Pray for me. Amen. (jrsa: 9/29/16)

  5. The Feast of Archangels is celebrated on September 29th. Here is a prayer to the three Archangels, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.

    Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
    Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
    Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly, hear your voice and to teach me the truth.
    Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
    Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy Angels pray for us.


  6. Guam beat the mainland. CA just lifted the SOL on rape. It was inspired by Bill Cosby. Apuron should be proud that he inspired Guam's law! LMAO

  7. Heard through the vine, press conference today 09/30/16 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Conference Center.

    What's going on??? Hopefully some good news this time. God help us!