mardi 10 avril 2012

Saint MICHEL des SAINTS (MIGUEL de los SANTOS, MICHAEL de SANCTIS), religieux trinitaire déchaussé et mystique



SAINT MICHEL des SAINTS

Trinitaire déchaussé

(1591-1624)

Il est né à Vich, en Catalogne (Espagne), le 29 septembre 1591. Cet enfant de bénédiction méprisa le monde avant de le connaître et dès sa plus tendre jeunesse, il fait le voeu de chasteté perpétuelle.

A l'âge de six ans, pressé du désir de marcher sur les traces des Saints, il courut se cacher dans une caverne. Il s'y livrait à de pieuses méditations sur les souffrances de Notre-Seigneur, lorsqu'il fut découvert et obligé à revenir chez lui. En rentrant sous le toit paternel, Michel ne diminua en rien la sévérité du genre de vie qu'il s'était proposé de suivre. Il jeûnait trois fois la semaine, couchait sur des sarments, n'avait qu'une pierre pour oreiller et prenait fréquemment la discipline. Ses mortifications étaient si rigoureuses qu'on a peine à comprendre comment un âge aussi tendre a pu les supporter.

Michel n'avait que douze ans lorsqu'il prit la ferme résolution d'embrasser l'état religieux. Il se rendit à Barcelone et se présenta chez les Trinitaires qui l'admirent au noviciat. Dès qu'il eut atteint l'âge fixé par les canons de l'Église, il fit ses voeux, le 30 septembre 1607.

Peu de mois après, il apprit que le bienheureux Jean-Baptiste de la Conception venait d'entreprendre la réforme de l'Ordre de la Sainte Trinité. Il se hâta d'aller se joindre aux fervents religieux qui secondaient le zélé réformateur. Il se distingua bientôt par son ardeur à pratiquer la Règle primitive de l'institut que les réformés observaient dans toute sa rigueur.

Sa fidélité aux moindres observances était si grande que jamais on ne put le trouver en défaut sur aucun point de la Règle. Il ne possédait qu'une seule tunique, ne buvait jamais de vin et passait quelquefois une semaine entière sans prendre aucune nourriture. Il donnait très peu de temps au sommeil, et passait le reste de la nuit dans la contemplation des choses célestes.

On a écrit qu'il passait des heures et des heures agenouillé devant le Saint Sacrement à la chapelle et qu'il fut souvent favorisé d'extases et de visions célestes pendant qu'il célébrait les saints mystères. Mais quelles que soient les consolations célestes que Saint Michel des Saints goûta dans les exercices de piété, il savait s'en arracher pour remplir les devoirs imposés par la charité. Il passait un temps considérable au confessionnal, dévoué tout entier au service des âmes.

Aux yeux de tous, de son vivant même, il a paru être un véritable Saint. On l'appelait: la fleur des Saints, d'où provient sans doute le nom de Michel des Saints que lui connaît la postérité. Son mérite le fit choisir par deux fois pour gouverner des maisons de son Ordre. Il est mort âgé de trente-trois ans, le 10 avril 1625.

Résumé o.d.m. d'après les Petits Bollandistes, Paris, 1874, tome VIII, p. 61-63

SOURCE : http://nouvl.evangelisation.free.fr/michel_des_saints.htm


Prière à Saint Michel pour les malades du cancer et du sida

Très Sainte Trinité, Dieu vivant et vrai, nous Te louons: Tu nous a envoyé Saint Michel des Saints pour qu`il soit notre ami, notre intercesseur, dans la lutte contre le cancer et le sida.

Nous t'en supplions, accorde-nous par sa puissante intercession auprès de toi, la guérison des personnes atteintes de maladies cancéreuses ou du sida. Qu'elles trouvent ce cadeau précieux de la santé, si telle est ta volonté. Nous te confions cette personne (...nommer la personne...) qui souffre, afin que tu la soulages, tu la réconfortes. Bénis les efforts de ceux et celles qui font des recherches pour la guérir, donne-leur un coeur aimant et des mains secourables pour les soigner.

Nous t'en prions, Père Saint, par Jésus-Christ ton Fils qui vit et règne dans l'unité du Saint Esprit, pour les siècles des siècles. Amen.

Saint Michel des Saints, prie pour nous.

Neuvaine à Saint Michel des Saints

Très Sainte Trinité, Dieu vivant et vrai, nous Te louons: Tu nous a envoyé Saint Michel des Saints pour qu`il soit notre ami, notre intercesseur, dans la lutte contre le cancer et le sida.

Nous T`en supplions, accorde-nous une foi bien humble, et nous pourrons accepter Tes saintes volontés et croire, au-delà de tout doute, au don généreux de ma guérison, venant de Toi.

Avec une confiance toute simple d`enfant, je demande Ton secours divin, dans mon urgent besoin, par l`intermédiaire de Saint Michel des Saints.

Que ce cadeau de la santé de mon corps nous apporte cette paix et cette joie, qui sont un avant-goût du Paradis, et nous permettre, un jour, d`être comptés parmi les saints dans Ta gloire.

Père de toute bonté, notre société est éprouvée par le cancer et le sida, et elle en a bien peur. Nous t`en supplions, soulage les souffrances de tous ces malades, donne-leur des mains secourables pour les soigner, et bénis les efforts de ceux qui cherchent à les guérir.

Père de miséricorde, étends Ta main guérissante sur nous, et l`on pourra très bientôt s`écrier: " Plus besoin de traitement, maintenant ! ".

Au nom de Jésus, nous T'en prions: guéris-nous. AMEN !

SOURCE : http://pages.videotron.com/amen/stmichel.htm


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.

SOURCE : http://www.trinitarians.org/about/saintsblesseds.html




St. Michael de Sanctis

(DE LOS SANTOS).

Born at, Vich in Catalonia, 29 September, 1591; died at Valladolid, 10 April, 1625. At the age of twelve years he came to Barcelona, and asked to be received into the monastery of the Trinitarians, in which order, after a three years' novitiate, he took vows in the monastery of St. Lambert at Saragossa, 5 Sept., 1607. When one day a Discalced Trinitarian came to St. Lambert's to receive Holy orders, Michael felt himself drawn to this more austere congregation. After mature deliberation, and with the permission of his superior, he entered the novitiate of the Discalced Trinitarians at Madrid, and took vows at Alcalá; he became priest and was twice elected superior of the monastery at Valladolid. He lived a life of prayer and great mortification, was especially devout towards the Holy Eucharist, and is said to have been rapt inecstasy several times during Consecration. He was beatified by Pius VI, 24 May, 1779 and canonized byPius IX, 8 June, 1862. His feast is celebrated on 5 July. He is generally represented kneeling before analtar where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.

Sources

Vita e miracoli di S. Michele dei Santi, published anonymously (Rome, 1862); CARMICHAEL, The Congregation of S. Michele dei Santi in The Catholic World, LXXIV (New York, 1902), 629- 41; GUERIN, Vies des Saints, 5 July; STADLER, Heiligen-Lexikon (Augsburg, 1858-82), 439-440.

Ott, Michael. "St. Michael de Sanctis." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 10. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 10 Apr. 2016 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10274a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Kenneth M. Caldwell. Dedicated to Blessed Jose Maria Escriva.


Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1911. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.



San Miguel de los Santos, Rome, Eglise Saint-Charles-des-Quatre-Fontaines


On April 10, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Michael de Sanctis (1591-1625, Saint Michael of the Saints). Saint Michael, born and raised in Catalonia, Spain, is a saint who knew what he was called to do from an early age. Unlike many saints we read about, who struggle throughout their youth and only realize their holy call later in life, Michael felt drawn to the holy life even as a child. He announced to his parents at age six his intention to become a monk, and even at that young age modeled his life after Saint Francis of Assisi. Sometimes Michael imposed such austerities upon himself and engaged in such extreme mortification that his parents were forced to restrain him!


Saint Michael’s parents died when he was approximately ten years old, and he subsequently lived and apprenticed with a local merchant. During this apprenticeship, he continued his fervent devotion to the Lord, specifically to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and at age 12, was granted acceptance into the Order of the Trinitarian Friars at Barcelona. Michael took his vows at sixteen, embracing the religious life, but after meeting a member of the reformed (discalced) Trinitarian Order, he asked permission to join this reformed and more austere Order. His request was granted, and Michael went on to be ordained a priest, serving as the Superior of the house. While Superior, Michael set a high standard of holiness for the Order, stressing austerity and self-sacrifice, as well as devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.

While he was alive, his brothers viewed him as a saint, given his holy ways, leadership, devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and the frequent ecstasies he experienced during the Consecration. He is noted in the Roman Martyrology as "remarkable for innocence of life, wonderful penitence, and love for God." Outside of the monastery, his preaching was recognized for its holiness, and the nearby royal court called upon him for spiritual and pastoral counseling.

Saint Michael de Sanctis died at the young age of 35, and multiple miracles were attributed to him at his tomb following his death. He is remembered for his mysticism, and practical and intimate love for the Lord.

Saint Michael demonstrated from a young age a love and yearning for God that was not to be swayed. His devotion to the Lord led him to commit his life in service and austerity, and he was rewarded with ecstatic experiences of our God during the Consecration in Mass. He never lost his direction, even in a world full of distractions and temptations. For those of us struggling to find our way in a difficult world, Saint Michael de Sanctis is worthy of our aspirations, and we pray that he may advocate for us in heaven with our Lord!



Saint Michael de Sanctis was born in Catalonia, Spain around 1591. At the age of six he informed his parents that he was going to be a monk. Moreover, he imitated St. Francis of Assisi to such a great extent that he had to be restrained. 

After the death of his parents, Michael served as an apprentice to a merchant. However, he continued to lead a life of exemplary fervor and devotion, and in 1603, he joined the Trinitarian Friars at Barcelona, taking his vows at St. Lambert’s monastery in Saragosa in 1607.

Shortly thereafter, Michael expressed a desire to join the reformed group of Trinitarians and was given permission to do so. He went to the Novitiate at Madrid and, after studies at Seville and Salamanca, he was ordained a priest and twice served as Superior of the house in Valladolid.

His confreres considered him to be a saint, especially because of his devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament and his ecstacies during Mass. After his death at the age of thirty-five on April 10, 1625 many miracles were attributed to him. He was canonized in 1862 by Pope Pius IX. 

St. Michael de Sanctis is noted in the Roman Martyrology as being “remarkable for innocence of life, wonderful penitence, and love for God.” He seemed from his earliest years to have been selected for a life of great holiness, and he never wavered in his great love of God or his vocation. As our young people look for direction in a world that seems not to care, St. Michael stands out as worthy of imitation as well as of the prayers of both young and old alike. His feast day is April 10.



Michael of Sanctis, O. Trin. (RM)

(also known as Michael of the Saints)

Born at Vich, Catalonia, Spain, in 1591; died at Valladolid, Spain, in 1625; canonized in 1862. Saint Michael joined the calced Trinitarians at Barcelona in 1603, and took his vows at Saragossa in 1607. That same year he migrated to the discalced branch of the order and renewed his vows at Alcalá. After his ordination he was twice superior at Valladolid. He was one of the greatest apostles of the order in the 17th century, and is often surnamed 'the Ecstatic One' (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).