Not long ago I came across the pilgrimage of St. Michael the Archangel. Some call it the “Sword of St. Michael the Archangel” because you can draw a line from one end of Europe to Greece touching upon shrines named for the “One Who is Like God.”
Here is an article naming 6 Shrines dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, but it lacks the 7th, the monastery of St. Michael on Symi. This article adds the Cornwall shrine where others do not. Nevertheless, Bentley Hatchett II writes, “What is the Sword of Saint Michael” that deserves our consideration.
Shrines dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel:
- Skellig Michael (Ireland)
- Saint Michael’s Mount (Cornwall, UK)
- Mont-Saint-Michel (Normandy, France)
- Sacra di San Michele (Turin, Italy)
- Sanctuary of Monte Sant’Angelo (Mount Gargano, Italy)
- Stella Maris Monastery on Mount Carmel (Haifa, Israel)
- ADD: Monastery of Taxiarchis (Island of Symi, Greece).
What is factual, countless saints have spent time at all of these shrines.
The pilgrimage ought to be revived! Any takers?