Emil Bock offers us thoughts from his book The Rhythm of the Christian Year.
“Today, Michael is the spiritual regent of the whole age. He has grown beyond the rank of an Archangel..When we touch the Angel, it can help us come to ourselves, for all of of us are not yet fully ourselves. Only when we make contact with the Angel, are we truly in ourselves. Only when we connect ourselves with the Archangel, do we grow beyond ourselves. And every human being who senses human dignity longs for this. But when we touch the sphere of Michael, the time spirit, we learn to stand within our age, and that means to rise above mundane, daily matters. The Angel of devotion causes hearts to be peaceful; he bestows peace. The Archangel of courage steels the inner will; he gives freedom. The primal power of transformation, the Genius of the Age, Michael, creates a new human community with the seeds of embodied spirit; he inaugurates true, humanity-encompassing love.”