Catholic Saints

Saint Michael the Archangel

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Michael the Archangel
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Michael the Archangel
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Michael the Archangel
  • What is Saint Michael the Archangel the patron of?
  • How Saint Michael the Archangel is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Michael the Archangel
What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest.

There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Michael the Archangel
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of the Christian Church
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: September 29th

Who or what is Saint Michael the Archangel the patron saint of?
Saint Michael the Archangel is the patron of the Christian Church. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

Prayer to Saint Michael
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

The Story of Saint Michael the Archangel
The story of Saint Michael the Archangel. St. Michael the Archangel was Prince of the Heavenly Host, is regarded as the patron and protector of the Christian Church, because he remained faithful to God, and defeated Lucifer and his apostate angels in the great battle waged in Heaven, as related in the Apocalypse xii.

How Saint Michael the Archangel is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Michael the Archangel in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Michael the Archangel is represented in Christian Art as a beautiful young man, winged, clad in armour, and with sword and shield combating the dragon.

Feast Day of Saint Michael the Archangel
The Feast Day of Saint Michael the Archangel is September 29th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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