Friday, March 27, 2009

Calling up the Big Guns to stop a Volcano, Asking Saint Michael The Archangel to Intercede Against Mt ReDoubt


Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in praelio.
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.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,
be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen
When you pray to a saint, it is not in worship, but rather asking for an intercession on your or others behalf. Saint Michael the Archangel has long been my Patron Saint. He is always there when I need him. I find saying his prayer in Latin is most comforting in hard times, but I have included the English version for those who do not speak Latin. Saint Michael is the Prince of all the Angels in Heaven and the one who, gifted by God with His strength, kicked Satan's Ass. He is called upon by Mariners, Police Officers and Exorcists alike to drive out evil, and Stand with humans against the dark. Saint Jude is the patron saint of "lost causes" but with Saint Michael there are no such things. When I think of evil and hell I think (rightly or wrongly) of Fire, Lava, smoke and flames. In other words a Volcano. Who better to take on a Volcano than Saint Michael?
I am asking everyone who reads this blog to say the prayer for the intercession of Saint Michael, so that I will be able to make it home in time for Easter with my Family.
Thank you everyone!!
CB



22 comments:

Reading said...

you got it CB...I'll be teaching the little monsters to say the Rosary on Sunday...I'll offer mine up for you....

octoberone said...

I love the old language...will add my prayer to yours...everyone should be able to go home. Really enjoy your blog and fellow bloggers from Dutch. You all are such a refreshing escape after a day teaching...your pictures of the land, boats, mountains, and ocean, men.........thank you so much, CB

Margrita said...

Thank Cb for posting the Latin St. Micheal prayer. I added my prayer to the group I hope you are able to make it home for Easter.

MaryC said...

I'm there CB sending all my prayers your way. You will make it home I just know it!

mamawas said...

intercession prayer will be made for your request CB.
Donna

Elizabeth Douglas said...

CB, I hope and pray that you and all who long for home will soon be able to return!

Frieda said...

You got mine too CB, altho if St Michael wants it in Latin I will have to have Reading do it for me. I haven't spoken Latin since the barbarians invaded Rome.

Nebraska Outback said...

Amen and Amen.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Prayers for you, so the planes can start flying again, commerce can resume and people, YOURSELF INCLUDED, can reach their destinations and see their loved ones!

BZ

Mystic said...

Ahhhhh Freida...the invasion days...such good memories.

Prayers lifted. Perhaps St. Christopher would hear our request to get these weary travelers home.

Prayers of thanks to you CB for taking good care of them. It is so hard to be somewhere when all you want is your own bed and pillow.
Hugs,
Mystic

Reading said...

If you are counting on me to say anything in Latin you are in trouble...that was before my time...

mamawas said...

what is the average age of our contributors to today's comments??
Rome and Barbarians... too funny
DOnna

gbbarb said...

Is it wrong if I say 13 prayers?

Carlisleboy said...

Yes, GB IT is!!!
On teh Good side the CM will be in on the 31 and Jake pictures are first on the lost!!

gbbarb said...

Too late I said 13 prayers for you because I don't think God is superstitious and yes I do know the origin of the original Friday the 13th supersticision.

gbbarb said...

I'm also watching a trifecta of movies: The Bishop's Wife, Going my Way and Bells of St. Mary's so you can see I'm in the Catholic mood today (even tho I'm Lutheran)

Reading said...

If the Bishop has a wife - he's not Catholic!!!!

gbbarb said...

Hey, Popes use to married a long, long time ago. Actually I don't even think they specified a religion in that one.

Reading said...

not sure about the Pope's wives but they did have women and children...

Frieda said...

I remember like it was yesterday, sitting in the forum with Mystic and talking to Julius. He said he was going to Egypt and Mystic and I both told him: A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi! Vado non! Had only he listened to us...

Reading said...

Freida - you are a smart a$$.....and proud of it...

purrduedvm said...

Oh but she's so good at it isn't she Reading? Ahh Latin, CB you have brought back memories of my HS days. I took 3 yrs of it and loved it! I will definitely be saying prayers for you that you do make it home!