Saturday, October 15, 2011

Archangel Michael

Over at Inspiration Avenue Street team, PritiLisa challenged us to explore our fears.  What an interesting and challenging challenge!!  Everyone has been coming up with such great fears, well, I suppose that is an odd way of putting it, but this is an art challenge after all. (grin).  I have been thinking and thinking, trying to find my one big fear.  But I could not come up with a fear of anything specific.  That does not mean that I do not know fear, but I could not point to one thing particularly.  But, whenever I contemplated on the word 'fear', one image sprang to mind :  Archangel Michael, the Great Protector!

So I decided to create a shrine to Michael, the greatest archangel of all.

The Crown of Michael
And here is Michael's prayer :

    Saint Michael the Archangel, Powerful Spirit of Truth
    Take my hand and lead me to Divine Truth.
    Protect me from all the evil in the world.
    Guard me and compensate for all my weaknesses.
    Change, bless, and restore the consequences of all my mistakes.
    Carry me on the wings of your love and might to the
    Throne of God and pray to Him with me forever.
    The shrine contains the statue of Michael, with a tiny blue rosary with the Lady whom he serves;  a golden crown;  lots and lots of gold leafing and heavenly glitter,a gold medallion of Mary of Grace AND a Michael Holy Medal which I bought in Mont Sant'Angelo, Italy during the Archangel Michael festival.  To read more about this magical event, and my personal pilgrimage to the Cave of St Michael in Monte Sant'Angelo,  read my blog at The Path of Divine Love
    Michael, in his knightly role as protector of the innocent, and his allegiance to the Holy Virgin, is reminiscent of the Knights Templar and their allegiance to the Goddess.
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  1. Visiting from IA and love your shrine... I needed a St Michael to get me through the last few weeks of IA challenges!! I have no idea where you find so much time... between creating this and your muse visit on PPF you must have hardly slept!! xx

  2. This is a lovely assemblage. I am totally impressed with your art, and your stories that go along with each piece adds to the beauty and magic. Truly lovely.

  3. You have to go where you're led and this gives peace over fear, beautiful piece.

  4. Oh Hettienne! I proclaim this to be my favorite piece of yours!!! I too have been having trouble coming up with a piece for my own challenge...I wish I would have thought of St. are incredible!

  5. thank you thank you where would we be without kindred spirits' encouragement and support?

  6. Beautiful piece! I have often leaned upon St. Michael the Archangel. I love your prayer that accompanies his beautiful shrine.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  7. Your shrine is beautiful and thank you so much for the Archangel Michael prayer....xo


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