Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael
"A definitive work on the Prayer to St. Michael" ... "well researched and full of detailed information" ... "an intriguing book that brings the reader close to Leo XIII and his age."
These are taken from a few of the reviews of this book dedicated to His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and Paul "Gecko" Coakley +, with a forward by the Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider.
To provide clarity about Pope Leo’s vision, Kevin J. Symonds began a historical investigation to arrive at the facts, and to distinguish between rumor or hearsay and the authentic history of the event, as well as to explain its meaning for our time in the light of the teaching of the Church, and in particular of the contemporary Popes. Related to this vision is the well known Prayer to St. Michael and a special prayer of Exorcism. What became known as the Leonine Prayers began to be recited after Masses throughout the world, taking their name from Leo XIII, but their origin came from his predecessor, Blessed Pius IX.
197 pp, Hard Cover