Thursday, May 20, 2010


Police Officers chat with parishioners outside St. Michael's Cathedral.

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police…Give them cool heads, stout hearts, an uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment. Make them the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to boors, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations…And when they lay down their night sticks, enroll them in your heavenly force, where they will be as proud to guard the throne of God as they have been to guard the city. Amen.


  1. Beautiful prayer. Did you compose this?

  2. No, I can't take credit. You can see a version of it here: There are several others floating around since St. Michael is the special patron of police.