“Not only during this earthly life does the glorious Archangel Michael defend and protect souls, but he is their special advocate and consoler at the hour of death.
When the last earthly hour draws near…
When the last hour of our earthly pilgrimage draws near and we are confronted by that awful moment when our soul must leave the body, which it has loved so much, satanic hosts, like ravenous lions, will make a last attack upon us. But we need not fear if during this life we have been faithful in venerating St Michael and in imploring his aid for the hour of death.
In that hour of supreme need, this invincible Archangel, ever ready to assist the faithful soul, will come to our aid with his hosts and do battle on our behalf. He will cover us with his strong shield and lead us safely through the midst of our enemies.
And when at length our souls have been freed from their earthly bonds…
And when at length our souls have been freed from their earthly bonds, he will conduct us to the judgment seat of Christ, where he will undertake our defence and implore the forgiveness of our sins. Finally, if we have merited to be numbered among the elect, he will take us beneath his glorious banner and conduct us to the blessed home of light, where all the Angels and elect children of God glory in the eternal praise of their Creator.
It is therefore a commendable practice daily to invoke St Michael to lend his assistance at the critical hour of death. Many are the faithful clients of St Michael who have experienced his help in that hour.”
– From: ‘Neath St Michael’s Shield