Saint Michael's Church

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark



Saint Michael, our Patron Saint

The Victory of Saint Michael as painted by Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael)

Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


Saint Michael's Feast Day is on 29 September


The Victory of Saint Michael as painted by Raphael






Novena to Saint Michael

This prayer is to be recited over nine consecutive days:

St. Michael the Archangel, we honour you as a powerful protector of the Church and guardian of our souls. Inspire us with your humility, courage and strength that we may reject sin and perfect our love for our Heavenly Father.

In your strength and humility, slay the evil and pride in our hearts so that nothing will keep us from God. Saint Michael the Archangel, pray that we may be blessed by God with the zeal to live our lives in accordance with Christ’s teachings.
St. Michael the Archangel, you are the prince of angels but in your humility you recognised that God is God and you are but His servant. Unlike Satan, you were not overcome with pride but were steadfast in humility. Pray that we will have this same humility. It is in the spirit of that humility that we ask for your intercession for our petitions……

(State your petitions)

“Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in 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 power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.” Amen.


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

To find out more about the Novena to Saint Michael click hereHow to pray a Novena.


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