Is Pope Francis secretly disappointed that St. Michael isn’t driving a “humble car” and feeding the poor?

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Pope Francis said the statue of St. Michael with his sword piercing the devil is “an invitation to reflection and prayer.”

“Michael fights to re-establish divine justice,” he said. “He defends the people of God from their enemies, especially the enemy par excellence, the devil.”

The statue is a reminder that evil never wins, the pope said. The devil’s head is “crushed, because salvation was accomplished once for all with the blood of Christ.”

“In consecrating Vatican City to St. Michael the Archangel, we ask him to defend us from the evil one and cast him out,” the pope said.

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Novena to Saint Michael the Archangel starts September 20th ending September 28th, vigil of the Feast of Saint Michael.


Novena to St. Michael

Glorious Saint Michael,

guardian and defender

of the Church of Jesus Christ,

come to the assistance of His followers,

against whom the powers of hell are unchained.

Guard with special care our Holy Father,

the Pope, and our bishops, priests,

all our religious and lay people,

and especially the children.

Saint Michael,

watch over us during life,

defend us against the assaults of the demon,

and assist us especially at the hour of death.

Help us achieve the happiness

of beholding God face to face

for all eternity. Amen.

Saint Michael,

intercede for me with God

in all my necessities, especially….

“the intention is stated here”

Obtain for me a favorable outcome

in the matter I recommend to thee.

Mighty prince of the heavenly host,

and victor over rebellious spirits,

remember me for I am weak and sinful

and so prone to pride and ambition.

Be for me, I pray,

my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty,

and above all do not forsake me

in my last struggle with the powers of evil.

Amen.

Submitted by Doria2