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The Chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel

Origin – Saint Michael revealed in 1751, to Antonia d’Astonac, a Portuguese nun, that he wanted nine salutations corresponding to the nine Choirs of Angels to be composed in his honor. The glorious Archangel promised that whoever honored him in this way would be accompanied at the Holy Table by an Angel from each of the nine Choirs. Moreover, for the daily recitation of these nine salutations, he promised his assistance and that of the Holy Angels during life and, after death, deliverance from Purgatory.

How to pray the Rosary of Saint Michael the Archangel?
First you make the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.

Recite the Act of contrition:

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.

– O God, come to my assistance.
– O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Salutation to the 1st Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.

We recite one “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 2nd Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 3rd Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 4th Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 5th Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 6th Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 7th Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 8th Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

Salutation to the 9th Choir of Angels

By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.

One “Our Father” and three “Hail Marys”.

We recite four “Our Father”.

– The first one in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel

– The second one in honor of Saint Gabriel the Archangel

– The third one in honor of Saint Raphael the Archangel

– The fourth one in honor of our Guardian Angel.

O glorious prince Saint Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

– Pray for us, O glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ,
– That we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel Saint Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.