Why is St Michael the Patron of Police

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Among the saints, St Michael The Archangel is one of the most revered. Tough and dedicated the service of God and protection of those whom God cherishes, he is the patron saint for a number of causes and groups. In particular, he is the patron saint of police officers; those sworn to serve and protect.

St. Michael is honored as the angel who fought for God against Satan in the battle described in the book of Revelation (20:1-3).  A Saint Michael necklace is often worn by polices officers or their spouse as a prayer for protection and safety. Derived from the same history as the Archangel who opposed Satan, St. Michael is the patron saint of those in the military. Michael the Archangel is perhaps the most popular patron saint of all. He is the patron for over 50 causes and places. Most prominent patronages include; patron of military, patron of soldiers, patron of holy death, patron of police officers, patron of sailors, patron of paramedics and many other vocations.

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