Today is Michaelmas - or the Feast Day of St. Michael and All Angels.
Michael the Archangel is the patron of the following:
Artists; bakers; bankers; battle; boatmen; cemeteries; coopers; endangered children; dying; Emergency Medical Technicians; fencing; grocers; hatmakers; holy death; knights; mariners; mountaineers; paramedics; paratroopers; police officers; radiologists; sailors; the sick; security forces; soldiers; against storms at sea; swordsmiths; those in need of protection.
Do you fall into any of these categories? You can call on St. Michael or look to him for protection.
And remember, the word "angel" simply means messenger. Maybe it would do us all some good to reflect with gratitude on the various angels who have turned up in our lives over the years.