St Michael Healing Oil (Patron for Protection)
St Michael Healing Oil as we celebrate veterans and those in the armed forces this November, we also reflect on the role of St. Michael the Archangel.
Whom the faithful have long looked to for protection in times of peril. The patron of the military and police forces, St. Michael a fierce warrior and defender of the children of God.
Today, we invite you to learn more about St. Michael and where he portrayed in the Basilica.
Michael referred to as an “archangel,” indicating a degree of authority in an angelic hierarchy.
St. Michael featured in multiple places around the Basilica. He appears alongside the litany of North American Saints in shimmering mosaic tile in the Trinity Dome, as well as next to Christ in the Christ in Majesty mosaic.
In The Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel, St. Michael also portrayed next to Christ.
But here Jesus a child, frightened by the instruments of the passion carried by the archangels and seeking the protection and help of his mother.
The floor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel a design of the Claretian seal, which features St. Michael.
Mary the Immaculate Queen of the Universe relief on the north façade, Michael and Gabriel support the entire scene.