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St Michael?
Last Post 26 Jun 2012 12:25 PM by big_dumb_monkey. 4 Replies.
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25 Jun 2012 08:20 PM

    I was curious to know what, if any, connection there is between the USCG and St. Michael. I keep seeing  a lot of Coast Guard necklaces and pendents which usually read "St. Michael Protect Me". I have tried to find a correlation between the CG and St. Michael but I can not.  

    To all the Coast Guard history buffs; can anyone explain the connection?



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    25 Jun 2012 08:24 PM
    Let me flex my google skills...

    http://www.catholic.org/saints/sain...int_id=308

    That took 30 seconds.
    Just teasing. He's patron saint of mariners according to the internet.
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    25 Jun 2012 08:39 PM
    Posted By srf13 on 25 Jun 2012 09:24 PM
    Let me flex my google skills...

    http://www.catholic.org/saints/sain...int_id=308

    That took 30 seconds.
    Just teasing. He's patron saint of mariners according to the internet.

    Ah I see. I have seen him being used for good and evil but not for mariners. Interesting. In the Coast Guard religious community is he of relevance or is it one of those passive "oh thats cool" type of things?
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    25 Jun 2012 09:55 PM
    I wouldn't say the CG is a religious community but many people are religious. Plus it's a good luck charm in a way.
    Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it.
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    26 Jun 2012 12:25 PM
    St. Micheal is the defender of Heaven. He is/was God's most beautiful. He cast out his brother, Satan, in to the pit.

    He is primarily the patron saint of Police Officers or those that go to war/battle. You may see a lot of cops that have St. Michael shield necklaces.
    PRAYER TO
    SAINT MICHAEL
    THE ARCHANGEL
    St. Michael the Archangel,
    defend us in battle.
    Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
    and do thou,
    O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan,
    and all the evil spirits,
    who prowl about the world
    seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..
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