St Michael The Archangel who ranks among the seven archangels, is also one of the three angels mentioned by name in the Scriptures, the others being St. Raphael and St. Gabriel. St. Michael is revered as the protector of the Church, as once he was regarded as the protector of the Israelites. In the Eastern Church, as well as among many theologians in the West, St Michael is placed over all the angels, as prince of the Seraphim. He is the special patron of sick people, mariners, and grocers.
The patron of the chapel, Cecilia was a virgin from the city of Rome. She was married to a youth named Valerian. Cecilia fasted and invoked the saints, angels and virgins, beseeching them to guard her virginity. She confided in her husband about an angel who watched and guarded her warding off anyone who would touch her.
St. Theresa (Therese of Lisieux) was born in 1873 at Alencon in France. She was the ninth child of Louis and Zelie Martin, who focused their energy on the vocation of marriage. St. Theresa’s vocation to the religious life manifested itself while she was a young child. By God’s grace, she heard the silent, yet persistent call of devotion in her heart, one which drew her toward a life of love, poverty, obedience and self-sacrifice, a life in which she could give of herself completely to her Beloved.