The “Sword of St. Michael” was processed in Italy for protection from the pandemic-Video

APRIL 11, 2020

The “Sword of St. Michael” was processed in Italy for protection from the pandemic

COMICS by Philip Kosloski

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On Palm Sunday, a rare relic called by the people of Monte Sant’Angelo, “The Sword of St. Michael,” was processed through the city streets for protection from the ongoing pandemic.

The sword is linked to an apparition at Monte Sant’Angelo, representing his miraculous intercession to save the city on multiple occasions, such as 1656 during a plague.

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According to FoggiaToday, “the city turned to its patron saint through the words of its mayor, Pierpaolo d’Arienzo: ‘Archangel Michael, is a city that kneels before you through my knees; it is a city that looks up to you through my eyes; it is a city that prays to you today through my voice. Just as in 1656, even today we have crossed the iron gate, crossed the stone courtyard, and descended the 86 steps, looking for them in the heart of the Sacred Mountain. Accept this prayer of ours, defend with your sword our city, our country from this pandemic. Protect this people today as then.‘”

The video was posted to the city’s Facebook page and can be watched below.

The 3rd Secret of Fatima

The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917. I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine. After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God. Tuy-3-1-1944”.