Calling On All Angels, That I May Have Dominion Over My Senses… And Persevere!

St.Michael Archangel_GuidoReni.1635Thanks to the help of Mother Angelica, I’ve been finding myself calling upon all angels of heaven for assistance!  It was during the weeks leading up to Easter (Lent 2016) that I began to pray on a regular basis the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel, guided by Mother Angelica herself (via EWTN CD), and what a blessing it’s been! …Thus something I wanted to share with you here, as we journey on, in pursuit of progress, still… body, mind, and soul.

This is a prayer of the Church that dates back to 1851 when it was officially approved by Pope Pius IX…

A prayer that stems from the private revelation of the Portuguese Carmelite nun, Antónia d’Astónaco, who had a vision of Saint Micheal (≈1751) from which the chaplet originates…

A prayer that calls upon the intercession of this mighty Archangel, along with each of the nine Choirs of Angels!

 

 

Salutations* of the Chaplet of Saint Michael:

  • 1st Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Seraphim, may it please God to make us worthy to receive into our hearts the Fire of His Perfect Charity. Amen.
  • 2nd Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Cherubim, may God grant us the grace to abandon the ways of sin and follow the path of Christian Perfection. Amen.
  • 3rd Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Thrones, may it please God to infuse into our hearts a True and Earnest Spirit of Humility. Amen.
  • 4th Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Dominations, may it please God to grant us the grace to have Dominion Over our Senses and to correct our depraved passions. Amen.
  • 5th Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Virtues, may our Lord keep us from falling into temptation and Deliver Us from Evil. Amen.
  • 6th Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Powers, may God vouchsafe to Keep our Souls from the wiles and the temptations of the devil. Amen.
  • 7th Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Principalities, may it please God to fill our hearts with the Spirit of True and Hearty Obedience. Amen.
  • 8th Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Archangels, may it please God to grant us the grace of perseverance in the faith and in all good works that we thereby be enabled to attain unto the Glory of Paradise. Amen.
  • 9th Salutation:  Through the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Angels, may God vouchsafe to grant that they may protect us during life and after death may lead us into the Everlasting Glory of Heaven. Amen.

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*Say one ‘Our Father’ and three ‘Hail Marys’

following each of the above salutations. 

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…THAT WE MAY MAKE PROGRESS EVERY DAY!

“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”

Chaplet in its entirety, with concluding prayers, can be found on EWTN Devotions and/or via EWTN Catalogue (pendant & chaplet set).

Image of St. Michael painting (by Guido Reni, 1635) via Wikiart.

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