Here are a few images I took of Saint Michaels Catholic Church in Shasta Lake City yesterday. I found some information about this church at this website. Apparently it’s just over 50 years old, built when this area was called Central Valley.
It’s an appropriate looking architectural structure among the Digger Pines and Manzanita. Aspirational, yet humble. Saint Michael is a complex religious figure in Catholicism, and is shared with several other faiths. He is most often depicted in art with sword, returning to defeat the powers of darkness. Here is a Catholic prayer to Saint Michael:
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
St Mike stands ready to help slay demons, both personal and otherworldly. It’s Really Redding.