The Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel

There are several feasts of St. Michael in the Liturgy. Very ancient is the commemoration of the dedication of the Lombard sanctuary on Sant’Angelo on Monte Gargano in Apulia, near the ancient Sipontum. There is a tradition that St. Michael appeared on this mountain and requested that a church be erected to him and all the angels.

In the Old and New Testaments St. Michael, in the struggle against the Evil One, is always depicted as the invincible champion of God. Continue reading