St. Michael the Marine

Okay, maybe Heaven’s gates _are_ guarded by United States Marines. Or at least one who temporarily served….

How St. Michael saved a Marine in the Korean War

Heh, this is classic angel/benign trickster stuff. Those archangels have a wacky sense of humor! But the story has a twist….

Slightly different, much less abridged version of the original letter from a dramatization for radio broadcast. (The article’s version seems to be modernized.)

Another recording from a radio presentation, from WXYZ radio, 1964. Read by Fr. Walter Muldy, recorded back in 1955.

Obviously, there’s no approval because the persons involved never came forward publicly; so there’s no proof, although Fr. Muldy claimed to have investigated it privately.

I’ve been a Catholic all my life, and have never heard this prayer. Kinda beautiful one.

Michael, Michael of the morning,

Fresh chord of Heaven of adorning,

Keep me safe today,

And in time of temptation,

Drive the devil away.

Amen.

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3 responses to “St. Michael the Marine

  1. Reblogged this on Head Noises and commented:
    Well, I’m choked up.

  2. *adds story to mental list*

  3. And any dropping by Lutheran readers remember:

    Just as we ask God to guide the surgeon’s hand and lead our rulers feet’ away from darkness and death; we can ask God to deploy his holy angels on our behalf. For us, for our loved ones, and for those who wander and are lost; whether they are Jews or neopagans or atheists or whoever is unprotected from demonic attack. So that their minds and hearts can hear God’s word when spoken and take it Christ’s outstretched hand, and come home.

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