16-St. Michael the Archangel

Michael is a popular archangel  among Christians. According to Revelations 12 he led the heavenly army against Lucifer before the creation of the world. According to a very old belief it s Michael who receives the souls of the departed. In the calendar of the church he is remembered on September 29. St. Michael and All Angels Day.

Church of the Immaculate Conception - Rome, Italy. The Archangel Michael killing the devil. Painted by Guido Reni in 1636.