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The Knighthood of St Michael the Archangel is a Catholic religious movement formed in 1994 by the initiative of the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel (CSMA) in Poland. The Patron of the Knighthood is St Michael the Archangel, the biblical warrior, whose name in Hebrew means “Who is like God”. The apparitions of St Michael the Archangel in Monte Sant’ Angelo, Gargano, Italy (in 490 AD) inspired devotions to this Prince of the Heavenly Hosts (Rev 12: 7-9) whom we revere as the Defender of the Church. The Knighthood is governed by its Statues. These Statues were approved by the Superior General of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel in August 1994. The Devotional Knighthood was approved in August 2013. The headquarters of the  Knighthood is located at the General House of the Michaelites (CSMA) in Marki, Warsaw, Poland. From 2004, Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz has been the General Animator of the Knighthood.

All the members of the Knighthood are remembered and recommended to Saint Michael’s protection in every liturgy that is celebrated in the Sanctuary of Monte San Angelo in Gargano, Italy. Several annual Masses are celebrated for the living members and for their needs and the deceased members of the Knighthood.