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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Why medieval monks founded an isolated monastery on Skellig Michael

During the sixth century a small band of medieval monks travelled in a small boat seven miles off the coast of Ireland to a destination that fulfilled their deepest longings. It was a risky venture, one that cut them off from the world and took them to the edge of the known world.

Why did they do it?

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How to observe the powerful Seven Sundays devotion to St. Joseph

Over the centuries there have developed numerous devotions to St. Joseph. One of the most powerful devotions is called the Seven Sundays Devotion. It provides an opportunity to draw closer in your relationship with God by contemplating the joys and sorrows of St. Joseph.

St. Joseph is well-known for his great intercessory power, as St. Teresa of Avila attests:

I have never known anyone who … honored him by particular services who did not advance greatly in virtue, for he helps in a special way those souls who recommend themselves to him.

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Don’t know where to start? Here’s a guided tour of my website

While many of you have been following my blog for the past several years, many more of you are new readers. To help understand this website and the wealth of information in it, I have compiled the following tour of it.

As a note before we get started, there are hundreds of articles on this website and going through it can be a bit challenging. I will do my best to distill it into bit-sized chunks that are much easier to digest.

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