Angel Patrons of the Legion

Jim Daly
Handbook Ch. 24 No. 4-6
September 29, 2016

Today is the feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael. Saint Raphael appeared in the old testament. He guided and healed the biind Tobiah. St. Michael and St. Gabriel are angel patrons of the Legion. They are invoked in the concluding prayers.
  • Saint Michael
  • Saint Gabriel, and
  • Mary's Legion of Angels
Saint Michael is seen as a leader in the conflict with evil. We ask him to defend us in battle.

Apocalypse 12:7 says,

"And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon." St. John
Saint Michael will assist us as when we encounter evil doing our Legion work.

Saint Gabriel has a special relationship to Mary. He brought God's message to her at the Annunciation. His words form the Hail Mary.

"Hail full of grace the Lord is with you."   Luke 1:28
Saint Gabriel has been an active participant in the world's salvation. We can count on him.

Mary's Legion of Angels   In many places the bible speaks of large numbers of angels. Mary is Queen of heaven and has authority over them. She can command angels to help us. Jesus says that each of us has a Guardian Angel who protects and helps us.

When we are working with someone to say the Rosary or take the Pilgrim Statue, guardian angels will assist us. Our Guardian Angel and theirs both know better than we, what is at stake.

All you heavenly Powers, Mary's Legion of Angels, pray for us.