Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police, who once so
neatly and successfully cleared God's
premises of all its
undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your
Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for
investigation and wise judgment.
Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
law-breakers and impervious to temptations.
You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the
devil, that the police officer's lot on earth
always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God,
your hard knocks that so
the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.
And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to
the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the
St. Michael's (Apparition) Feast Day
is May 8th