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St. Olav Catholic Cathedral Parish, Trondheim


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On Michaelmass, the Feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the venerable old baroque statue of St. Michael was blessed after high mass during a solemn ceremony.

The statue of St. Michael

The blessing of the statue on Michaelmass 29. September.

In his homily parish priest Egil Mogstad told the statue’s story; how it by accident returned to the Catholic Church after a long “exile” in a private garden in one of the suburbs of Trondheim. Time has left its mark, and now we must raise the necessary funds for the restoration of the statue.

From ancient times the archangel Michael was seen as the guardian of the parish. Our own St. Michael now stands towards the north as was the custom in old Nidaros, protecting St. Olav parish from the cold winds of evil.

Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael 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, cast into hell
Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.


St. Olav Catholic Parish
Schirmers gate 1

Phone: 73 80 87 50
E-mail: trondheim [at]

trondheim [at] katolsk.noBank account: 4200 59 64088
New St. Olav church: 4200 36 09736

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Parish priest:

Egil.Mogstad [at]
73 80 87 51 (Office)
995 65 587 (Mobile)

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