‘Neath St. Michael’s Shield 64 page booklet, Imprimatur 1946. Devotion to St. Michael, most suitable for our times.
Lucifer has placed his stamp upon the present age. Open and secret revolt against God and His Church, the spirit of criticism, unbelief and immorality are rampant. As a remedy against these frightful evils, we are urged to invoke the aid of that glorious prince of heaven who rendered all glory to God by conquering Lucifer and casting him into the abyss.
As the chosen people of the Old Law were marvellously protected by Saint Michael, so we may not doubt that this great prince of heaven protects the Church of God in a still more signal manner. Under the New Law, as under the Old, Saint Michael is the “Vicar of the Most High and the Prince of His people,” ever prepared to render assistance. With one accord the holy Fathers of the Church teach that Saint Michael is the guardian angel and the protector of the Catholic Church.
Time and again, in centuries past, Saint Michael came to the rescue when dreadful wars and persecutions threatened to destroy Christianity. He it was who, at the command of Mary, Queen of Angels, came to the assistance of Constantine the Great in the fourth century, and helped his forces to gain a brilliant victory over the pagan Emperor Maxentius.