The 7 Great Archangels Information Site
"... and I saw 7 Angels standing in the presence of God..." Apoc 8:2
"And I saw 7 Angels standing in the presence of God" Apoc VIII:2
St. Uriel - the Fire of God

 St. Uriel's name means "Fire of God"


 

Patron of the Sacrament of Confirmation.


He carries the Sword of Truth for Soldiers of Christ, which we become through this sacrament. Fire reminds us of the descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost and the flames of the gifts of the Holy Ghost. It reminds us that our hearts should burn with love for God like the holiest of Seraphim, like the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. St. Uriel carries the scales by which we are to weigh our actions. It is also a reminder of the Scales of Perfect Justice by which our lives are weighed at our judgement.


Prayer:

Oh holy St. Uriel, come to our aid with your legion of angels! Intercede for us that our hearts may burn with the fire of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. Assist us in co-operating with the graces of our confirmation that the gifts of the Holy Ghost may bear much fruit in our souls. Obtain for us the grace to use the sword of truth to pare away all that is not in conformity to the most adorable Will of God in our lives, that we may fully participate in the army of the Church Militant. Amen


 


St. Uriel the Archangel

 


Picture of the statue of St. Uriel in the church of the 7 Archangels in Bavaria

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