The Order of St. Michael ™©
(In Defense of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and all it's Truths and Traditions)
At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever. 2nd Daniel 12:1-3
On behalf of The Order of St. Michael we extend an open invitation to all catholic parishes to join with us in defense of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and all it's truths and traditions. We are presently trying to organize and encourage catholics to unite as a family and as a parish to offer up each day the holy sacrifice of the mass for the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and of Earth. This offering would be in addition to any personal intention an individual may have.
This devotion would be centered on the holy sacrifice of the mass being said by individual parish priests and offered up in union with him by the members of the parish for the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and of Earth. We would ask that the short prayer to St. Michael be recited daily by all the members of the parish, asking the great archangel to guide and protect us all.
"St. Michael the archangel defend us in the battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may god rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, o prince of the heavenly host by the divine power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls, amen."
Through this simple devotion we will place into the hands of our Blessed Mother the greatest prayer that can be offered up to our Heavenly Father, the holy sacrifice of the mass. St Bernard used to give to those whom he conducted to perfection this great counsel, when you want to offer anything to God, take care to offer it by the most agreeable and worthy hands of Mary, unless you wish to have it rejected. It is as if a poor peasant, wishing to gain the friendship and the benevolence of the king, went to the queen and presented her with a fruit which was his whole revenue, in order that she might present it to the king. The queen, having accepted the poor little offering from the peasant, would place the fruit on a large and beautiful dish of gold, and so, on the peasants behalf, would present it to the king. Then the fruit, however unworthy in itself to be a kings present, would become worthy of this majesty, because of the dish of gold on which it rested and the person who presented it. Taken from the book: True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, by St. Louis Mary de Montfort. This mission of the Order of St. Michael is to empty purgatory of all souls to form an invincible army of glorified souls in defense of the holy Roman Catholic Church all her truths and traditions her Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests and Clergy as well as all her lay members. Devotion to St. Michael means devotion to the "poor holy souls in purgatory".
About St. Michael
There is nothing on this earth that can compare with the triumph and glory of the queen of heaven marching at the head of legions of pure angelic spirits. The queen's royal army is lead by the intrepid warrior, St. Michael the Archangel.
Theologians are of the opinion that St. Michael surpasses in glory and power all the angels in heaven, and possesses in the highest and most perfect degree the zeal and the love peculiar to the highest seraphim. The church also invokes him as the prince of the angels, who has supreme command over all the heavenly hierarchies. Both in the old and new testaments, the holy archangel St. Michael is called the guardian angel of the people of God. In his capacity as the leader of the heavenly hosts and through their angelic hierarchy, St. Michael protects every individual christian and all christian nations a well as the church as a whole. As defender of the faith he promotes reverence and devotion for the holy sacrifice of the mass and love of God. He also oversees the protection of all holy places and is the champion of saints. His protection and aid has been gratefully acknowledged by many saints of the church.
"Though a thousand shall fall at my side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, near thee they shall not come, for to his angels he has given charge about thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." - Psalm 90
True Devotion to St. Michael
The best and most efficacious way of glorifying him in heaven and honoring him on earth is to spread devotion to the "Poor Holy Souls in Purgatory", and to make known the great mission he fulfills towards these suffering souls. It is he who is entrusted by God to lead the souls to the place of expiation and to bring them to their eternal home after purification. Each time a soul arrives in heaven to increase the number of the elect, God is glorified, and this glory in some way is communicated also to the celestial minister. It is an honor for him to present to Our Lord the souls that will sing their praises and thanks of this mercy for all eternity. We can never understand the intense love which God in his turn has for St. Michael. The mission of the Order of St. Michael " is to empty purgatory of all souls to form an invincible army of glorified souls in defense of holy mother the church all her truths and traditions, her pope, cardinals, bishops, priest and clergy as well as all her lay members. Devotion to St. Michael means devotion to the poor holy souls in purgatory.
Words of the Saints Regarding PURGATORY
St. Al Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor o of the Church and Patron of Theologians, said:" They are unable to pray or merit anything for themselves yet, when they pray for others they are heard by God." (1696 - 1787)
St. Catherine of Bologna says: "I received many and great favors from the saints, but still greater favors from the Holy Souls." (1413 - 63)
St. Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church, said" "Some souls would suffer in Purgatory until the day of judgment if they were not relived by the prayers of the Church." (1542 - 1621)
St. Bridget declares in her revelations that she heard a voice from the depths of the Flames of Purgatory pronouncing these words:"May those be blessed, may those be rewarded who relieve us in these pains. (1303 - 73)
St. Francis de Sales, the pious Doctor of the Church, said: "We do not sufficiently remember our dear departed; their memory seems to perish with the sound of funeral bells." (1567 - 1622)
St. Callistu. In the early catacombs of the church outside of Rome are many tombstones some of which read: "In your prayers remember us who have gone before you." (St. Callistus - a Roman - a Martyr, d. 22)
It was revealed to St. Bridget that he who delivers a soul from purgatory has the same merit as if he delivered Jesus Christ-Himself from captivity. (1303 - 73)
St. Alphonsus, Bishop an doctor of the Church, said,, "We have loved them in life, let us not forget them in death." (1696 - 1787)
St. John Mary Vianney, Patron of Priests, said: "Oh, if we but knew the power that these good souls have over the heart of God and what graces we can get through their intercession, we would not so often forget them. We must pray much for them that they may pray much for us."(1786 - 1859)
St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop and Doctor of the church, said: "All the torments of the world, you will not fine one equal to the deprivation of the beatific vision of God." (347 - 507)
St. John Mary Vianney, Patron of Priests, said: "We must say many prayers for the souls of the faithful departed for one must be so pure to enter heaven." (1786 - 1859)
St. Thomas Aquinas, confessor and the angelic Doctor of the Church, of whom Our Lord said" "Thomas, you have written well of me. Of all prayers, the most meritorious, the most acceptable to God are prayers for the dead, because they imply all the works of charity of both corporal and spiritual." (1225 -74)
St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church, said: "All that we offer to God in charity for the dead, is changed into merit for ourselves, and we shall find it increased a hundredfold after our death." (340-397)
St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop and Doctor of the Church, said: "Not by weeping but by prayer and almsgiving are the dead relieved." (347-407)
The greatest prayer that can be offered up to relieve the suffering of the poor Holy Souls in Purgatory is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Please Join us.
The Wonders of Holy Mass
The Saints never speak so eloquently as when they speak of the mass. They can never say enough on this sublime subject, for St. Bonaventure says that the wonders of the mass are as many as there are stars in the heavens and grains of sand on the seashores of the world.
The graces, blessings and favors granted to those who assist at this divine sacrifice are beyond all comprehension.
The mass is the greatest wonder in the world. There is nothing on earth equal to it, and there is nothing in heaven greater than it.
What is the Mass?
- In the Mass the Son of God becomes man again, so that in every mass the stupendous mystery of the incarnation, with all its infinite merits is repeated as truly as when the son of God first took flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
- The Mass is the birth of Jesus Christ. he is really born on the altar each time that mass is said, as he was born in Bethlehem.
- The Mass is the same as the Sacrifice of Calvary. In it God dies as he died on the first good Friday. It has the same infinite value of calvary, and brings down on men the same priceless graces.
- The Mass is not an imitation, or a memory of calvary, it is identically the same sacrifice and differs only from calvary in appearance.
- In every mass the blood of Jesus is shed for us again.
- St. Augustine: "In the mass the blood of Christ flows anew for sinners."
- Nothing on this Earth, nothing in heaven itself, give more glory to God and obtains more benefits for us than a single mass.
- By the Mass we offer to God the greatest praise, the greatest glory he could possibly desire. We give him most perfect thanks for all the benefits he has bestowed on us. We make more reparation for our faults than by the severest penances.
- St. Alphonsus, the mass is infinite in value; whereas, all the prayers and good works of the angels and saints, though of exceeding great merit and though they give unspeakable glory to God, yet are finite and therefore bear no comparison with the infinite sacrifice of the mass.
- Just as all creation, the heavens and the earth, the sun, the moon and the stars, the mountains and oceans, all men and angels are nothing in comparison with God, so no good works, however holy are equal to one mass. The mass is God Himself.
- St. Odo of Cluny: "The happiness of the world comes from the sacrifice of the mass."
The Angels and the Mass
St. Gregory: " The heavens open and multitudes of angels come to assist at the holy sacrifice."
St. Augustine: "The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating mass."
Our Lord said to St. Mechtilde: "In mass I come with such humility that there is no sinner no matter how depraved he be, that I am not ready to receive, if only he desires it. I come with such sweetness and mercy that I will pardon my greatest enemies, if they ask for pardon. I come with such generosity that there is no one so poor that I will not fill him with the riches of my love. I come with such heavenly food as will strengthen the weakest, with such lights as will illumine the blindest, with such a plentitude of graces as will remove all miseries. Overcome all obstinacy and dissipate all fears."
Priests -Angels on Earth
If we understand the divine dignity of the priesthood, we shall comprehend more fully the infinite greatness of the mass
St. Ignatius Martyr says that the priesthood is the most sublime of all created dignity.
Cassian says that the priest of God is exalted above all earthly sovereignties an above all celestial heights. He is inferior to God alone.
Pope Innocent III says that the priest is placed between God and Man; inferior to God, but superior to man.
St. Denis calls the priest a divine man and the priesthood a divine dignity.
St. Ephrem says that the gift of the sacerdotal dignity surpasses all understanding.
Hence, St. John Chrysostom says that he who honors a priest honors Christ and he who insults a priest insults Christ.
According to St. Thomas, the dignity of the priesthood surpasses even that of the angels.
St. Gregory Nazianzen has said that the angels themselves venerate the priesthood.
All the angels in heaven cannot absolve from a single sin. The angel guardians procure for the souls committed to their care grace to have recourse to a priest that he may absolve them
St. Francis of Assisi used to say: If I saw an angel and a priest, I would bend my knee first to the priest and then to the angel.
St. Augustine says that to pardon a sinner is a greater work than to create heaven and earth. To pardon a single sin requires all the omnipotence of God. See the power of the priest.
St. Alphonsus: The entire church cannot give God as much honor, or obtain so many graces as a single priest by celebrating a single mass.
We at once notice that the crucifix is on every altar, that the priest's vestments are all marked with the sign of the cross, that the priest commences the mass with the sign of the cross, that he makes this holy sign very many times during the mass. Why? To make clear to us that the mass is really and truly the sacrifice of the cross, that in the mass Christ is crucified, sheds His Precious Blood and dies for us. We must have no doubt that we are really assisting at the sacrifice of the cross.
These beautiful pages on the mass have been approved by:
Hi Eminence Cardinal Cerejeira
His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Ciriaci, Papal Nuncio, Lisbon
His Grace the Archbishop of Braga
His Grace the Archbishop of Evora
His Grace the Archbishop of Aveiro
Some of the information on this page was taken directly from the excellent little book, Read me or Rue it; by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P. (OEDM)
The Power of United Prayer
I say to you further, that if two or more of you shall agree on earth about anything at all for which thee ask, it shall be done for thee my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together for my sake, there am I in the midst of them. Jesus Christ.
Let us agree therefore to offer up each day the holy sacrifice of the mass, in union with our parish priest for the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of heaven and of earth. In defense of the holy roman catholic church and all her truths and traditions. It is a well known truth that if you offer up any sacrifice no matter how small to the Eternal Father for the benefit of the poor holy souls in purgatory and in return you ask them to pray for the intentions of holy mother the church, then they cannot refuse, they "The poor holy souls must pray for the intentions of holy mother the church." let us therefore unite as a family in union with our parish priest and offer to our Dear Blessed Mother the greatest prayer that can be offered up to our Heavenly Father for any reason, the holy sacrifice of the mass. Thank you and may the good God bless you all an your loved ones. Lancelot.
The Order of St. Michael
PO Box 407
Belmont, NH 03220