The word, “Michael”, means, “Who is like unto God?” It was the conquering cry of the Angel of Victory on the day of the great triumph over Lucifer.
Ever since that glorious day, to call upon, or to invoke St. Michael with confidence, is to either shield oneself against defeat, or to personally triumph over Satan and his legions —considering that the Prince of the celestial Millice need only lead his invincible army towards the battlefields of men where they struggle against the infernal spirits.
Oh! From the very first cry of our soul, how he loves to come to our aid! This Adorer of the Holy Humanity of Jesus and His Precious Blood, — this Faithful Servant of the Virgin Mother, — this friend of man, who was redeemed by the very Blood that preserved him from evil.
Adorers of the Precious Blood, the weapons of St. Michael, his impenetrable shield, his ever-victorious army, he himself is at our service. Let us call on him to aid us as often as we are in need. And ask of him to protect within us the interests of both Jesus and Mary, hastening towards us, that we may more effectively hear his Quis ut Deus?
Young children, and all you privileged souls who still resemble angels by the perfume of innocence which you exude, place yourselves this very day under the protection of St. Michael that he may clothe you as though with an impenetrable armor, and say to him:
Saint Michael the Archangel, protect me against the ruses and temptations of Satan. I consecrate to you all the faculties of my soul, my soul itself and all its potentials. Guard well the weaknesses of my poor nature, that the many battles that I may undergo will become as many victories and the eternal glory of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Translated from the book, “Saint Michel Archange et les Saints Anges” (St. Michael the Archangel and the Holy Angels) published in 1931 by Editions St-Raphael, Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada.