Aldo Caretta Designer Classic Charm St. Michael round charm is available in 14kt gold & sterling silver.
The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil��_
is often prayed at the end of mass and holds special meaning for those in law enforcement. The prayer came about as a result of a disturbing vision Pope Leo XIII received in 1884. After celebrating mass, the pontiff was seen staring at something in space for a period of time with the look of horror on his face, when he suddenly collapsed. Those around him feared he had died, but the pope regained consciousness and was said to have retreated to his private quarters where he wrote the St. Michael prayer. Pope Leo XIII never revealed exactly what he saw and therefore, historians aren�۪t exactly sure what the vision exposed. Based on the words in the prayer, however, it�۪s clear that he saw a vision of some sort of evil and destruction.