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Archangel Michael’s Presence Is Still Felt At Mysterious, Potent Cave In Italy. 

Archangel Michael’s Presence Is Still Felt At Mysterious, Potent Cave In Italy. 

I have been to a number of holy places — spots where there is an especially powerful presence, the actual feeling of something supernatural. On this list would be the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem; the Cathedral of the Holy Shroud; the chapel of the apparitions at Fatima; the Lourdes grotto; and where I am right now, apparition hill in Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

These are all powerful places and in their midst I would also rank the Cave of the Archangel Michael — in fact, it is right there are the top. This is a grotto in eastern Italy, and believe me, there is a presence here. There is the real feeling of St. Michael. 

When I visited the cave in 1990, a man sitting before the statue of Michael was going through a spontaneous deliverance as a demon that had obviously inhabited him screeched and yelled as the Holy Spirit sought to cast it out.

I have a stone from the cave that I treasure as one of my most powerful relics. And a picture of the archangel that I bought at the cave — yes, a cave, not a church — is so potent that we have adopted it as an official devotional for my website.

I have heard from others who have told me about encountering angels on the way to the cave or of simply experiencing the kind of feeling that is rare outside of the most famous sites of apparition.

But thats happens at Monte Gargano (where the cave is located): there is a feeling that can only be compared to spots like Mount Krizevac or the Church of the nativity, and it only makes sense when we take a look at the history — the long history — of this place.

Located in stony hillsides not far from San Giovanni Rotundo (where St. Pio lived), the cave is reached by walking 86 steps subdivided into five flights and interrupted by four landings. It is a mysterious place, the galleries supported by big Gothic arches and ogival vaults, the side walls are illuminated by small windows.

But most mysterious is the history: in 404 A.D. a wealthy man, frustrated when one of his cattle refused to move from the entrance of the cave, took up his bow and sent an arrow toward the animal — an arrow that then whirled like a boomerang and came back to wound the archer!

So frightened was the man that he went to see the bishop of Siponto, who in praying for an answer experienced the apparition of Michael. the archangel identified himself as the angel “who ever stands before the Lord” and who was “keeping this place under my special protection.”

Although there is a basilica in the cave, it has never been consecrated by the Church because the Church considers it the only basilica consecrated already by an actual angel!

In another instance when Neopolitans decided to wage war on Siponto, Michael appeared again to the bishop assuring him of victory. As soon as the attack began, all of Monte Gargano was enveloped by a dark cloud that shot forth lightning of such strength as to chase away the enemy.

No wonder the power is still felt. Let us take a lesson from it on the archangel’s tremendous intervention. Michael! He is the angelic prince of Israel, guardian of Jacob, known in Islamic writing as Mikail. Some say he’s the author of Psalm 85. in Jewish lore it’s even believed that the fire Moses saw in the burning bush had Michael’s appearance. Christians invoke him as the angel of deliverance. This is a mighty intercessor who can help you in many distressing situations. Invoke him. Do his novena. Ask for his help. He is stronger than anything bad. Who is like unto God?” was Michael’s war cry against the fallen angels.  

This story was written By Michael H. Brown.

Powerful Prayer To St. Michael the Archangel To Begin Your Day With This Lent

Powerful Prayer To St. Michael the Archangel To Begin Your Day With This Lent

This prayer reminds us of the great spiritual battle that occurs in our own Lenten desert.

The holy season of Lent is chiefly inspired by the decision of Jesus to prepare for his public ministry by first going into the desert for 40 days. While there, he engaged in a great spiritual battle with the devil, as it is narrated in the Gospels (cf. Matthew 4:1-11). The reality of Jesus’ encounter reminds us that we also have a battle to fight, and this battle is often heightened during the penitential season of Lent.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church confirms that “We are engaged in the battle ‘between flesh and spirit’” and “[s]uch a battle and such a victory become possible only through prayer. It is by his prayer that Jesus vanquishes the tempter, both at the outset of his public mission and in the ultimate struggle of his agony.”

One prayer that emphasizes these spiritual truths is a prayer from St. Aloysius Gonzaga. It is a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, asking the angelic being for assistance in this daily struggle against the Evil One. It also references a tradition that St. Michael led the Jewish people through the desert during their 40 years of wandering before reaching the Promised Land. In this way it is fitting for St. Michael to accompany us in our own Lenten journey through the desert.

O Victorious Prince, most humble guardian of the Church of God and of faithful souls, who with such charity and zeal took part in so many conflicts and gained such great victories over the enemy; for the conservation and protection of the honor and glory we all owe to God, as well as for the promotion of our salvation, come, we pray Thee, to our assistance, for we are continually besieged with such great perils by Thy enemies: the flesh, the world, and the devil; and as Thou wast a leader for the people of God through the desert, so also be our faithful leader and companion through the desert of this world, until Thou conduct us safely into the happy land of the living, in that blessed fatherland from which we are all exiles. Amen.

St. Michael the Archangel’s Miraculous Apparitions In Rome And Mexico

St. Michael the Archangel’s Miraculous Apparitions In Rome And Mexico

-The Wonderful stories behind the Castle of the Angels in Rome and St Michael’s well in Tlaxcala, Mexico.

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people.” Daniel 12:1 

First miracle: The Virgin Mary and St. Michael appear to Pope St. Gregory the Great — The plague in Rome miraculously ended
When Saint Gregory the Great was elected pope, in the year 590, Rome and all of Italy was ravaged by a deadly plague. In fact, Pope St. Gregory was elected because his predecessor, Pope Pelagius, himself died of the epidemic on Feb 7th, 590. On April 25 of that year, the holy pope St Gregory requested a public procession through the streets of Rome to beg for an end to the epidemic. An icon of Our Lady that was painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist was carried at the head of the prayerful entourage.

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