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Shrine to Archangel Michael, defender of the Blessed Virgin, Rose of Peace
I Am Michael, Micha-el, Mikkal.
The -el stands for Elohim
or son of God.
Prince of Light, the Great Protector,
the almighty Michael who
commands the Legions of Light,
Protector of the Blessed Virgin,
the Rose of Peace.
Michael (who is as God) in Biblical and post-Biblical
Michael ranks as the greatest of all angels,
whether in Jewish, Christian
or Islamic writings, secular or religious.
He is chief of the order of virtues,
chief of archangels, prince of the presence,
angel of repentance,
righteousness, mercy and sanctification.
His mystery name is Sabbathiel.
Islamic writings he is called Mika'il.
Michael is seen as the forerunner of the
In ancient Persian lore, Michael was called Beshter,
one who provides
sustenance for mankind.
He is depicted most often with unsheathed sword,
warrior of God and slayer of the Dragon. In Legends of the Madonna, Michael is
shown as the angel who announces to Mary her approaching death.
An aged and distressed shrine, with glints of Michael's
golden crown and sword,
against a background of the Madonna;
a miniature book
of Love with the image of the blessed Virgin on the cover;
an aged image of
Michael in a frame.
Attached by rusted wire are unique medals,
and parts of Michael's armour :
his mighty sword, his helmet and his shield.
The back of the shrine is adorned with vintage sheet
music and it comes ready to hang.
I visited the grotto and the Archangel Michael festival
in the 800 year old Mont Sant'Angelo in Italy.
Michael appeared here, in a
cave, more than once to the local villagers many years ago and he is revered by
his devotees during an annual pilgrimage to Mont Sant'Angelo. Read about my
personal pilgrimage to Michael on my blog at
Included with this shrine is a tiny bottle patina'ed and
decorated with Michael's crown,
containing some of the holy water collected in
as well some of the particles of dirt collected in the
during the three day festival and procession.
Wooden Shrine - Dimensions : 13.5 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm
Each one of my pendants, shrines, paintings and other
sacred art are
first infused with holy water from Lourdes (which I brought
and then infused with holy relic oil of more than 53 Saints & pure
A mixture of one hundred oils are used, including frankincense,
myrrh, spikenard, agarwood and rose.
It is also immersed in blessed pink dead
infused with rose petals steeped in holy oil of a third relic of St
Therese of Lisieux
and it is packaged with blessed salts, frankincense and
with holy water collected form many sacred places in the world.
becomes a holy object to be handled with reverence and care.
All my items come beautifully packaged and securely
wrapped and parceled.
I mail first class international shipping with a tracking
number free of charge to you.
The Rose of Peace
If Michael, leader of God's host
When Heaven and Hell are met,
Looked down on you from Heaven's door-post
He would his deeds forget.
Brooding no more upon God's wars
In his divine homestead,
He would go weave out of the stars
A chaplet for your head.
And all folk seeing him bow down,
And white stars tell your praise,
Would come at last to God's great town,
Led on by gentle ways;
And God would bid His warfare cease,
Saying all things were well;
And softly make a rosy peace,
A peace of Heaven with Hell.
Prayer to Michael
Saint Michael the Archangel, Powerful Spirit of Truth
Take my hand and lead me to Divine Truth.
Protect me from all the evil in the world.
Guard me and compensate for all my weaknesses.
Change, bless, and restore the consquences of all my
Carry me on the wings of your love and might to the