Wednesday, September 29, 2010

St. Aubert (? to 720)

"The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and the world."      (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  Today is the feast of the Archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. It's the one day in particular that I believe you can invoke the heavenly spirits of all three simultaneously and receive immediate positive action.
  Think of wishes, hopes, love, romance, work, and peace. Whatever you decide you need answers to or help with, they will intercede. You will feel them nearby and be able to make wise decisions or perhaps witness a miracle.
  They are archangels in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faiths. To Roman Catholics, they are saints.
  St. Aubert, who lived in the 8th century France, had an amazing encounter with St. Michael. In 708, the archangel appeared in vision and told him to build an oratory on a rock at the mouth of the Couesnon River. This happened three times and St. Aubert took no action.
   Finally, St. Michael is said to have pierced his finger through St. Aubert's skull. The oratory, Mount Saint Michel, was dedicated the following year on Oct. 16.
  St. Aubert became the bishop of Avranches. He died in 720 and his feast day is Sept. 10.
  If you visit Saint-Gervais Basilica in Avranches, you can see the relic of St. Aubert's skull complete with the hole where St. Michael the Archangel pierced his finger through it.

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