This is why St. Michael was sent to earth

As we examined in our previous post, St. Michael is an archangel, a pure spirit, created by God, sent as a messenger of importance to humanity.

The most obvious question after this statement is, “What important message or task did God give to St. Michael?”

To answer that we must first look at St. Michael’s appearance in sacred scripture.

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(Slideshow) Preview of our upcoming comic book on Skellig Michael

As many of you know, we are currently preparing a comic book based on the lives and legends of the monks who lived on Skellig Michael, an isolated island off the coast of Ireland. It has been an amazing process, bringing to life these inspiring men who created the famous bee-hive huts seen in the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.

“The Last Monks of Skellig Michael,” is an ongoing comic series that explores the radical life and exciting adventures of the ancient monastic community on the famous island. It is aimed at both teen and adult audiences. In creating this comic book a great emphasis was put on crafting an engaging story while matching it with equally stunning visuals.

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The Last Serpent: Part IV

For Part III, click here.

As Patrick, Tassac and his company of priests and deacons began to descend the hill, the group of warriors who had fought against the serpent were walking up and returning to their village.

The leader of the troop stopped Patrick, “Where are you going, miracle-worker? The sun is nearly set and lately we have heard many fowl beasts in the valley below.”

Patrick replied, “I have no doubt that there are many horrible creatures, but we must be on our way to discover where the Magician has led his pet serpent.”

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Who is St. Michael the Archangel?

As we begin to uncover the legendary “Sword of St. Michael,” we should first take a look at who St. Michael is in the first place. By discovering who (and what) St. Michael is, we will be better able to understand the significance of this prophetic line of monasteries.

First of all, the English word “angel” comes from the Latin angelus, meaning “messenger of God.” The Latin stems from the Greek ἄγγελος ángelos, which is a translation of the Hebrew mal’ākh, meaning “messenger,” “delegate,” or “ambassador.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church puts it this way:

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Embark on a journey to discover the truth behind the legendary ‘Sword of St. Michael’

Over the past several years interest has exploded in the legendary “Sword of St. Michael,” an imaginary line that links seven different monasteries from Ireland to Israel. Each location is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel and some sources claim it “represents … the blow the Saint inflicted [on] the Devil, sending him to Hell.”

It is a fascinating legend, one that is clouded in mystery. The questions I want to pursue are simple: Where did this legend originate? Is there any truth underlying it?

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Discover the truth behind the legendary Holy Grail

The Western world has been fascinated with the Holy Grail, the legendary cup of Jesus Christ from the Last Supper, for centuries. Its mysterious history has given rise to numerous tales, including several modern blockbuster movies.

Yet, what these popular adaptations fail to recognize is the truth behind it all, underlying the mythic stories of chivalric heroism. The Holy Grail is real and is a treasure beyond measure.

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