The feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels. On the day of the dedication of a basilica under the title of Saint Michael, built on the via Salaria six miles outside the City long ago, the three archangels are celebrated together, whose individual missions Sacred Scripture reveals, who serve God day and night and who, contemplating his face, glorify him without ceasing.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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