Photo of the Day: September 25, 2017
The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and fireworks during celebrations in honor of St. Michael the Archangel (whose feast day, with Sts. Gabriel and Raphael, is celebrated on September 29), patron of the Vatican Gendarmerie, in the Courtyard of the Vatican Museums on September 23, 2017.
Photograph by Massimiliano Migliorato for Catholic Press Photo | CPP
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
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.