Windows of St Bedes - St Michael

Kitty Leleu died september 4th,1925 and her sons, Frank and Edwin died 1914-1918 war.

Saint Michael, Archangel

Michael is the archangel mentioned in the Bible, Book of Revelation 12:7. In the Hebrew Bible, Michael is mentioned by name in the Persian context of the post-Exilic Book of Daniel. Michael appears to Daniel —as "one of the chief princes" (10:13) who in Daniel's vision comes to the angel Gabriel's aid in his contest with the angel of Persia, and is also described there as the advocate of Israel and "great prince who stands up for the children of your (Daniel's) people" (10:21, 12:1). But according to Rabbi Simeon ben Lakish (AD 230–270), all the specific names for the angels were brought back by the Jews from Babylon , and many modern commentators would agree. Michael is one of the principal angels in Abrahamic tradition; his name was said to have been the war-cry of the angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers.

The figure of Michael probably originated in Chaldaea as a protective god or spirit. Accepted by the Jews, he emerged as so major an angel in Jewish lore that he was honoured as the patron angel of the nations (out of seventy, or seventy-two according to other sources) who did not fall from grace, his bias entirely understood since it favoured God's Chosen People.

St Michael is also considered in many Christian circles as the patron saint of the warrior. Police officers and soldiers, particularly American paratroopers, regard him as their patron saint.

Catholics refer to him as St Michael the Archangel and also simply as St Michael while Orthodox Christians refer to him as the Taxiarch Archangel Michael or simply Archangel Michael .