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Re: St Michael the Archangel
« Reply #75 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 #76 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.


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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #77 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 #78 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.

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #79 on: February 11, 2018, 01:46:14 AM »
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  • The exorcist was Father Miguel Pedroso. His calm and calm gaze, his words of deep and gentle sonority, his unshakeable courage and faith, his fight against the devil … everything in that priest was exorcistic.
    There were huge lines to receive the blessing of this priest at the end of the Mass. The blessing was received on the knees, in the “murmur” that separates the altar, as if to communion. The priest, very calmly, passed from one to the other, blessing, giving advice, smiling and exorcising … His face conveyed tranquility, faith, strength and meekness, together with an unspeakable happiness. Many who came from afar to converse with him returned in amazement at their tranquility of those who are at peace with God. Needless to say, the demon hated this priest. And, from the high altar, St. Michael the Archangel stood before everything.
    Who was this priest? What parish is this? What image of São Miguel do I speak?

    https://www.catholicletters.com/image-st-michael-archangel-witnessed-exorcisms-sao-paulo/


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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #80 on: February 21, 2018, 02:13:29 AM »
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  • At the end of the nineteenth century Italy was going through a difficult period and the Italians migrated to America in search of work and new opportunities. Among many, by the year 1870, the young Miguel Aliano also came to Brazil. His trip was tumultuous: he faced terrible weather, contrary winds, great delay and suffering. Some immigrants became ill and others died – their bodies were thrown into the sea. While the strong waves shook the boat, many feared never to reach the destination.
    Remembering the Catholic faith inherited from his mother, Miguel, the young man, asked Saint Michael, the Archangel, the miracle of arriving in Brazil. He promised that, as soon as he was able, he would return to Italy to seek the image of the holy guardian angel and have a chapel erected in his honor.
    When you pray, you can do it. Miguel finally arrived in Brazil and, with all the effort of those who come to a new land, he worked, set up his trade and saved savings to keep the promise.
    As soon as it was possible, he fulfilled it. In the year 1891, Miguel Aliano and Ana Maria Olga Aliano built a chapel dedicated to São Miguel Arcanjo in the center of São Paulo, at Rua Bráulio Gomes. The boy traveled to Italy and brought from his land, packed and inside a wooden box, that beautiful image of St. Michael the Archangel, all of it also in painted wood.


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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #81 on: February 28, 2018, 05:10:53 AM »
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  • São Paulo was growing a lot and it was necessary to widen streets, build buildings, modernize the city. In this context, the chapel of St. Michael the Archangel was expropriated: great sadness among the relatives.
    But the Catholic faith is strong in the Alian family. In 1938, Miguel’s heirs built another chapel, thus transferring the image of San Miguel Arcanjo to the neighborhood of Mooca. It is there until today.
    Although a priest sometimes came to pray Mass and to assist the faithful in the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel, she did not have a permanent priest. So, to the greater glory of God, the Alian family decided to donate it to the Metropolitan Curia, which finally transformed it into a parish.
    On April 21, 1960, the new parish had its first Mass and the first parish priest, who remained there for many years, loved by all the faithful of the region: Father Miguel Pedroso; the exorcist priest.

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #82 on: March 11, 2018, 05:28:58 AM »
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  • A parish priest loved by the faithful and hated by the devil
    Whoever knows you knows what I’m talking about. Even enemies of the Catholic Church were amazed by the sound of Father Miguel Pedroso’s voice. His calm, his serenity, his strength, his unwavering faith made the demon tremble.
    Father Miguel attended to all the people who came to him. He visited the sick, blessed the people and houses of the region, did countless exorcisms …
    As he grew older, he was transferred to Cotia, where he contributed to the formation of the famous carmel there. I went to the city of Cotia several times in search of Father Miguel. He still continued to pray mass, to give blessing and to do exorcisms. Lay and religious people continued to come from afar to look for him.
    After passing away in old age, the body of the priest Miguel was buried in the city of São Roque. Many people will still pray next to your tomb.

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #83 on: March 21, 2018, 02:21:47 AM »
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  • The pregnant woman and the devil’s hand
    There is a fact that has marked me for life. This fact, which impressed me greatly, was when Father Miguel Pedroso took the demon’s hand from a pregnant woman. I have never forgotten this case, which was narrated in the following account:
    The devil’s hand on a pregnant woman about to give birth


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    https://pt.aleteia.org/2015/12/14/a-mao-do-demonio-sobre-uma-mulher-gravida-prestes-a-dar-a-luz/

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #84 on: March 29, 2018, 02:44:34 AM »
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  • Many years ago, a friend told me that there was a famous exorcist in the neighborhood of Mooca, in São Paulo: Father Miguel Pedroso. I decided to meet him.
    I found the little chapel, today parish, and attended Holy Mass there. I confess that the figure of the priest impressed me: his calm appearance, his calm countenance, his apostolic words of meekness that we had never witnessed. His entire sermon was about the messages of Fatima and an invitation to conversion.
    After Holy Mass, people were waiting to be blessed by Father Miguel Pedroso, who patiently gave each one the blessing. I also got in line.

    https://pt.aleteia.org/2015/12/14/a-mao-do-demonio-sobre-uma-mulher-gravida-prestes-a-dar-a-luz/

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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #85 on: April 11, 2018, 02:15:53 AM »
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  • I then saw two ladies tidying up the church and I went to talk to one of them, who invited me to watch the "little word" that Father Miguel was addressing to a group of young people in a house next to the church. I still got the end of the conversation, which I summarize.

    The priest said:

    I was in my parish when people came to me to exorcise a pregnant woman who was in the hospital and scared even the doctors. Immediately I got ready and went with the family to the place.

    On the way, they told me that she had attended a spiritist center, and after that had never had any rest: family quarrels, mismatches with her children, her husband had lost his job ...


    https://pt.aleteia.org/2015/12/14/a-mao-do-demonio-sobre-uma-mulher-gravida-prestes-a-dar-a-luz/


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    Re: St Michael the Archangel
    « Reply #86 on: April 20, 2018, 04:58:18 AM »
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  • Arriving at the hospital, I went without delay to the room where the pregnant woman was, almost to the point of giving birth. When she saw me, she began to squirm and to howl mixed with crying and screaming.

    I put on my stole and, with the cross in my hands, I began the prayers of exorcism. As I placed my hand on her head, she cried in a throaty voice,

    "Take your hand away, for she is mine ..."

    "Leave this creature of God alone," I said.

    She squirmed all over in bed, her face white and eyes of hatred:

    - I, legion, I want it! If I can not take her, I will take what she has in her womb.

    My only answer could only be this:

    "You can not take the child." She is a creature of God and belongs to God.



    https://pt.aleteia.org/2015/12/14/a-mao-do-demonio-sobre-uma-mulher-gravida-prestes-a-dar-a-luz/

     

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