Today is the Feast day of Michael and all Angels. I love this image of St. Michael.
Bible tells us that God's creation is vast and richer than we can know
in our simple minds. That alone is a humbling thought to me. There are
beings that worship God in heaven, and are some sort of messengers
between Heaven and Earth, they also seem to act as His agents here in
this world. We don't know a lot about them (Angels) but Michael is
mentioned as the leader of the Heavenly armies against the dragon.
For a year after my younger brother (Michael) died, I wore a St. Michael medallion around my neck, and have since moved it to my rosary. Whenever I pray on my rosary it is a reminder that Michael and all the angels protect and defend us humans on earth from powers we can barely comprehend, much less do any thing about. Jesus says they rejoice over us sinners when we repent, and warns of misleading a child as the angel assigned to each of them beholds the Face of God. So along with Shakespeare I have learned to say, Angels and Ministers of Grace defend us!