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St. Michael of the Saints (1591-1625)

Patron Saint of Cancer Patients

Michael Argemir was born in Vich, Spain, on September 29, 1591. He became a Trinitarian in 1607, and took the name of Michael of the Saints. His brief life of thirty-three years was one of great love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. His generous service to the poor, the unfortunate, and the sick made him a compassionate priest and a faithful friend.

His ministry didn't end with his death. After eleven days of prayer, Frances Sanz was cured through his intercession. The cancerous tumors on her lip and tongue disappeared. No scars were left. Hers was one of many such cures and was presented as one of many miracles when Pius IX canonized Michael on June 8, 1862.

The feast of St. Michael of the Saints is celebrated on June 8.

St. Michael please intercede for my father.

Dieu le Roy!
de Brantigny

When I received my first communion in 1962, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur gave me a Trinitarian Scapular. I still have it and I hope to be buried in it. I believe that this sacramental has provided a defence against evil being done to me, including at least one aircraft accident (where an engine exploded above my head), a gasoline explosion, surviving war, a tornado and other possible disasters. Thanks be to God.

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