St. Michael is one of archangeles standing face to face before God. Name Mikael means who is like God . According to tradition, when Lucifer rebelled against God and incited to revolt part of the angels, then the Archangel Michael stood and cried "like God who" declared war devils.
St . Michael enjoyed in former Poland the great reverence, betoken it the fact that was built more than 300 churches under his invocation a nd 222 village names derived from his name. St. Michael is worshiped as a church custodian, just alike as he was once an angel care synagogue. In 1950 Pope Pius XII announced the Archangel patron of policemen. In the liturgical calendar reform, which took place in 1969 , to the Michael Archangel holidays (29 September), added reference of Archageles Gabriel and Raphael.
Modlitwa do Św. Michała Archanioła nazywana też Egzrocyzmem Leona XIII * Święty Michale Archaniele! Wspomagaj nas w walce, a przeciw niegodziwości i zasadzkom złego ducha bądź naszą obroną. Oby go Bóg pogromić raczył, pokornie o to prosimy, a Ty, Wodzu niebieskich zastępów, Szatana i inne duchy złe, które na zgubę dusz ludzkich po tym świecie krążą, mocą Bożą strąć do piekła. Amen.
P rayer to St. Michael the Archangel E xorcism of Leo XIII * St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Oratio ad Sancte Michael Archangele Exorcismus de Leo XIII * Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude. Amen.
One day, after celebrating Mass, the aged Pope Leo XIII was in conference with the Cardinals when suddenly he sank to the floor in a deep swoon. Physicians who hastened to his side could find no trace of his pulse and feared that he had expired. However, after a short interval the Holy Father regained consciousness and exclaimed with great emotion: "Oh, what a horrible picture I have been permitted to see!" He had been shown a vision of evil spirits who had been released from Hell and their efforts to destroy the Church. But in the midst of the horror the archangel St. Michael appeared and cast Satan and his legions into the abyss of hell. Soon afterwards Pope Leo XIII composed the following prayer to Saint Michael, which is the original version: Original - Prayer to St. Michael O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan. The song "Before the throne of thy face" sing - Via Fides created by - Anna