St. Michael the Archangel is one of the seven Archangels who are servants and messengers of God. The name Michael means, “Who is like God”. St. Michael the Archangel is God’s most trusted angel and carries out heaven’s commands. He is heaven’s most powerful archangel. In the Old Testament, Daniel calls Michael “one of the chief princes” and calls him the guardian of the Israelites. Michael is the defender of Jesus Christ in his Sacred Humanity. When one of God’s angels, Lucifer, started a war in heaven, Michael fought and defeated the rebels and threw them out of heaven. St. Michael the Archangel is revered in Catholic tradition and in liturgy as the Protector of the Church and the Patron Saint of Police Officers. St. Michael the Archangel is usually depicted with a sword. This sword is double edged: truth and justice. A fierce warrior, protector, and comforting guardian, St. Michael is the greatest angel of all!