It was a beautiful day. It began slightly overcast, but the sun managed to finally show itself and the world became bright, beautiful and full of spring colors once more.
It has been a long time since our neighborhood has been plagued with this kind of violence. The old gang bangers have grown up and moved away, went to jail or are dead. Buildings have been torn down and new and ones have replaced them. The trendy restaurants started opening up which makes parking around here a bit tricky.
chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits,
servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor,
you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil,
who turn to you with confidence
and enable us by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..