St. Michaels Mount - this rocky island 400 yards off the coast of Cornwall has a continental counterpart: Mont-Saint Michel in Normandy. Originally a monastery, St. Michael's Mount became the ancestral seat of a baron after the dissolution of the catholic church. With its seabound location (reachable by foot at low tide or by boat), this castle appears to float on the horizon.
Traditional Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel for protection against Satan and all evil spirits "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 Divine power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."
One of several Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows, for which Waterford church is famed, by William Morris in St Michael and All Angels Church in Waterford, near Hertford. Here: an angel bends over St Cecilia
Brigit is the Celtic triple goddess. A fiery goddess who tirelessly protects those who call upon her. She is a feminine counterpart to Archangel Michael's warrior energy and was transitioned to St. Brigid by the Catholic church to bridge the Pagan and Christian divide.: