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Re: St Michael the Archangel
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2017, 11:20:56 PM »
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  • "the archangel of good death" ??


    The confusion in these last days, boggles my mind.


    ST. JOSEPH, PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH.
    His own death was most beautiful, for he died in the arms of Jesus and Mary; this is the principal reason why he is the patron of a happy death; the death no other Saint was so happy, so glorious. St. Francis de Sales was of the opinion that St. Joseph died of the love of God; St. Alphonsus Liguori considered this most reasonable.
    I agree that St. Joseph is the patron of the happy death. That doesn't mean that St. Michael cannot fill that role also.  

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #76 on: October 16, 2017, 11:17:45 PM »
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  • That is not St. Michael's role.  
    If the Queen of Heaven gives him that role then why shouldn't eh fulfill it? We have more than one saint of the impossible causes, St. Jude Thaddeus, St. Rita of Cascia, and some others. St. Michael doesn't compete with St. Joseph he complements him.    


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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #77 on: October 27, 2017, 12:38:29 AM »
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  • Poche,

    My intention is not to diminish St. Michael at all but you are confusing the prerogatives of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, with St. Michael.  And as Queen of Heaven, Mary commands the Angels and so the Angels cannot do anything, without Mary’s say so.  Mary, is the Gate of Heaven, for which St. Michael guards.  No good soldier [angel] of  the Queen of Heaven, would want himself to be raised to the level of the Sovereignty and Throne of the Queen, this is impossible.  St. Michael would not have it.  Check out the stories about St. Michael below, very good.


    St. Louis De Montfort, True Devotion to Mary #39: “We must not confuse devotion to the Blessed Virgin with devotions to the other saints, as if devotion to her were not far more necessary than devotion to them, and as if devotion to her were a matter of supererogation [extra special devotion].”


    St. Louis De Montfort (+1706): “Make for me, if you will, a new road to go to Jesus, and pave it with all the merits of the blessed, adorn it with all their heroic virtues, illuminate and embellish it with all the lights and beauties of the angels, and let all the angels and saints be there themselves, to escort, defend and sustain those who are ready to walk there; and yet in truth, I say boldly, and I repeat that I say truly, I would prefer to this new, perfect path the immaculate way of Mary.” (True Devotion to Mary #158)


    Just as the Ark of the old testament was vital to Moses and the children of Israel, the Ark of the New Testament, Mary is also vital and necessary for salvation.


    You are attributing predestination with St. Michael instead of Our Lady.


    St. Louis De Montfort (+1710): “Blessed Alan de la Roche who was so deeply devoted to the Blessed Virgin had many revelations from her and we know that he confirmed the truth of these revelations by a solemn oath.  Three of them stand out with special emphasis: the first, that if people fail to say the Hail Mary (the Angelic Salutation which has saved the world) out of carelessness, or because they are lukewarm, or because they hate it, this is a sign that they will probably and indeed shortly be condemned to eternal punishment.”


    St. Louis De Montfort: “… many others have proved invincibly, from the sentiments of the Fathers (among others, St. Augustine, St. Ephrem, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Germanus, St. John Damascene, St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Bernardine, St. Thomas and St. Bonaventure), that devotion to Mary is necessary to salvation, and that… it is an infallible mark of reprobation to have no esteem and love for the holy Virgin.” (True Devotion to Mary # 40)


    St. Michael, the guardian of the Catholic church, is very powerful.  Here are two great stories about St. Michael.



    http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/catholicchurch/soldier-encounters-st-michael/



    http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/audio/stmichael32.mp3  audio of story



    Michael takes the bad man away  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9o9LlCykn8


    Promote devotion to Mary, the Ark of the New Testament.
    From a soul in Purgatory;
    1879, Retreat in September. We see St. Michael as we see the angels. He has no body. He comes to get the souls that have finished their purification. It is he who conducts them to Heaven. He is among the Seraphim as Monsignor said. He is the highest angel in Heaven. Our own Guardian Angels come to see us but St. Michael is far more beautiful than they are. As to the Blessed Virgin, we see her in the body. She comes to Purgatory on her feasts and she goes back to Heaven with many souls. While she is with us we do not suffer. St. Michael accompanies her. When he comes alone, we suffer as usual. When I spoke to you of the great and the second Purgatory, it was to try to make you understand that there are different stages in Purgatory. Thus I call that stage of Purgatory great or worst where the most guilty souls are, and where I stayed for two years without being able to give a sign of the torments I was suffering. The year when you heard me groaning, when I began to speak to you, I was still in the same place.
    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=6253

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #78 on: October 31, 2017, 12:11:42 AM »
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  • That is not St. Michael's role.  
    From a soul in Purgatory;
    What is the best way of honoring St. Michael?
    The best and most efficacious way of glorifying him in Heaven and honoring him on earth is to spread devotion to the souls in Purgatory, and to make known the great mission he fulfills towards these suffering souls. It is he who is entrusted by God to lead the souls to the place of expiation and to bring them to their eternal home after purification. Each time a soul arrives to increase the number of the elect, God is glorified, and this glory in some way communicates itself also to the celestial minister. It is an honor for him to present to Our Lord the souls that will sing their thanks and His mercies through all eternity. I could never make you understand the intense love which the Heavenly Archangel has for his Divine Master, and the love which God in His turn has for St. Michael. Neither can I convey to you a true idea of the love and pity St. Michael has for us. He encourages us in our sufferings by speaking to us of Heaven.

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #79 on: November 08, 2017, 02:33:35 AM »
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  • Tell the Father that if he wishes to please St. Michael, he will most earnestly recommend devotion to the souls in Purgatory. People in the world do not think of it. When they have lost their relatives or friends, they say a few prayers, weep for a few days and that is the end of it. The souls are henceforth abandoned. It is true that they merit this, for while they were on earth they neglected the dead. The Divine Judge deals with us in this world according to our actions in the former. Those who have forgotten the holy souls are forgotten in their turn. This is only fair. Perhaps if they had been reminded to pray for the dead and had been told a little about Purgatory, they might have acted differently. When God allows it, we can communicate directly with St. Michael in the way that spirits communicate.


    https://www.cathinfo.com/the-sacred-catholic-liturgy-chant-prayers/st-michael-the-archangel/75/?action=post;last_msg=576000


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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #80 on: November 18, 2017, 04:42:41 AM »
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  •  How do they celebrate the feast of St. Michael in Purgatory?
    On that day St. Michael comes to Purgatory and returns to Heaven with a great number of souls, especially with those who had been devout to him in life.

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #81 on: November 25, 2017, 01:26:28 AM »
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  •  What glory does St. Michael receive from his feast day on earth?
    When the feast of a saint is celebrated on earth, he receives an increase of accidental glory in Heaven, even if he is not actually remembered on earth. He receives a special recompense in memory of some particular act of heroic virtue, or of some increase of glory, which he procured for God at a given time. This reward consists in an increase of accidental glory joined to the happiness which the memory of his work on earth causes him. The accidental glory which the Archangel receives is far above that of the other saints, because this glory is proportioned to the greatness of the merit of the recipient and also to the value of the action which merits the reward.

    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=6253

     

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