Michael the Archangel is mentioned in the Bible in the books of Daniel, Jude, and Revelation. He is described as a warrior angel who engages in spiritual combat, and is referred to as an archangel, meaning "angel of the highest rank". He is said to be a strong angelic prince who protects Israel and submissively serves God by doing battle against evil forces. Michael is also identified as “the great prince who protects your people” (Daniel 12:1), and he will play a significant part in end-time events.
In addition, Michael only says four words in the Bible (Jude 9), and Catholics often refer to him as "Holy Michael, the Archangel" or "Saint Michael". Several religious orders have been founded dedicated to Saint Michael under the title of the Community of St Michael and All Angels, and the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel (CSMA).