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