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St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - Catholic Christian

Description The feast of Saint Michael, one of the seven archangels of Scripture, originated in the sixth century. It was known, in English, as "Michaelmas", and this name lives on in a wildflower, a white aster with many small star-like flowers, that blooms in late September, known as the Michaelmas daisy.

Recently two other of the archangels named in scripture, Gabriel and Raphael, are also honored on this day.

Michael the archangel, whose name in Hebrew means "Who is like God?", is revered as the leader of the angelic army who will conquer Satan and his armies of demons, and is considered the defender of the Church.
Date Wed, September 29, 2004
Repeat Type Yearly
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Category Religious Holiday*
Created by Gary Hill
Updated Sat, May 31, 2008 3:20pm GMT
Participants Religious Holidays
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