We know Saint Michael first from Scripture: "Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon." (Revelation 12:7) Michael, whose name means "Who is like God?" was beloved by the Jewish faithful long before the days of Christ. Today, he is chief protector of the Christian faith. For his strength, courage, and mission to protect, Michael is the patron of the military and police officers.
Feast Day: September 29
Patronage: Grocers, Military, Police Officers