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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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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