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Exploring the Power of the St. Michael Chaplet: A Guide to Prayer and Protection




The Saint Michael Chaplet is a beautiful and powerful prayer that is said in honor of the archangel Michael. It is a wonderful way to ask for his intercession and protection, and it can be prayed in a variety of situations, including during times of spiritual warfare, fear, distress or when facing temptation. The chaplet is used to fortify our minds and bodies against the malevolent forces of darkness, and to cultivate a deeper sense of humility by trusting in God more and relying on ourselves less. The chaplet is also an excellent way to honor the 9 groups of angels, and seek intercession from the celestial beings.


Who is Saint Michael?


According to Catholic faith, Saint Michael the Archangel is one of the seven holy angels who present the prayers of the saints and enter into the presence of the glory of the Lord. He is considered the prince and leader of the heavenly host. He is known as a powerful defender and protector of the Church, and his name is derived from the Hebrew phrase meaning "Who is like God?"

Michael is mentioned in several books of the Bible, including the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation. In the Book of Daniel, Michael is described as a "great prince" who defends Israel against its enemies. In the Book of Revelation, Michael and his angels battle against the dragon (Satan) and his followers.

Catholic tradition holds that Michael has four main roles: to fight against Satan and his demons, to rescue souls from the power of evil, to protect the faithful, and to bring souls to judgment. He is also often depicted in Catholic art with a sword and shield, symbolizing his role as a defender and protector.

Overall, Saint Michael the Archangel is a beloved and powerful figure in Catholic tradition, who is venerated and invoked for his intercession and protection.



The History and Significance of the St. Michael Chaplet


The origins of the St. Michael Chaplet can be traced back to the 18th century when Servant of God, Antonia d'Astonac, a Carmelite nun from Portugal, received a vision of St. Michael the Archangel. In the vision, St. Michael instructed Antonia to offer nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels, assuring her of his protection and assigning an angel from each Choir to care for her. For those who faithfully recite the chaplet, St. Michael and his angels pledge to protect them throughout their earthly existence and in the afterlife. Pope Pius granted his approval of Antonia's vision and the Chaplet of St. Michael in 1851.



How to Pray the Chaplet


To begin, hold the chaplet in your hands, clear your mind and make the sign of the cross.


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


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

Amen.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

2. By the intercession of St. 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.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

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

Amen.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

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

Amen.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

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

Amen.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

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

Amen.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

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

Amen.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

8. By the intercession of St. 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.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

9. By the intercession of St. 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.

. Say 1 "Our Father"

. Say 3 "Hail Mary's"

10. Say one "Our Father" in honor of Saint Michael


11. Say one "Our Father" in honor of Saint Gabriel


12. Say one "Our Father" in honor of Saint Raphael


13. Say one "Our Father" in honor of your Guardian Angel

14. Concluding prayers:

O glorious prince St. 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 St. 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 St. 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.




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