The Catholic Defender: The St. Michael Chaplet


Approved by Pope Pius IX 1851 based from St. Michael the Archangel appearing to a Carmelite Nun, Sister Antonia d' Astonaco​

HOW TO PRAY THIS CHAPLET

The chaplet begins with the invocation on the medal (St. Michael Protect us).

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 occasions of sin.

Then say one Our Father and three Hail Mary's after each of the nine salutations in honor of the nine Choir of Angels as follows

Invocation on the Medal

O God, come to my assistance! O Lord, make haste to help me! Glory be to the Father……..etc.

First Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of Seraphim, may it please God to make us worthy to receive into our hearts the fire of his perfect charity. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Second Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of Cherubim, may God in his good pleasure, grant us grace to abandon the ways of sin, and follow the path of Christian perfection. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Third Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the sacred Choir of Thrones, may it please God to infuse into our hearts the spirit of true and sincere humility. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Fourth Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of the Dominations, may it please God to grant us grace to have dominion over our senses, and to correct our depraved passions. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Fifth Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of the Powers, may God vouchsafe to keep our souls from the wiles and temptations of the devil. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Sixth Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the admirable heavenly Choir of the Virtues, may it please God to keep us from falling into temptation, and may He deliver us from evil. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Seventh Salutation

By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of Principalities, may it please God to fill our souls with the spirit of true and sincere obedience. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Eighth Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of Archangels, may it please God to grant us the gift of perseverance in the faith, and in all good works, that we may be thereby enabled to attain the glory of paradise. Amen. (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Ninth Salutation By the intercession of St. Michael and the heavenly Choir of all the Angels, may God vouchsafe to grant us their guardianship through this mortal life, and after death a happy entrance into the everlasting glory of heaven. Amen (1 Our Father and 3 Hail Marys)

Say an Our Father on each of the four large concluding beads:

The first one to St. Michael, The second one to St. Gabriel, The third one to St. Raphael, The fourth one to our Guardian Angel.

End this Chaplet with the following Anthem and prayer.

Anthem Michael, glorious prince, chief and champion of the heavenly Host, guardian of the souls of men, conqueror of the rebel angels, steward of the palace of God under Jesus Christ, our worthy leader, endowed with superhuman excellence and virtues: vouchsafe to free us all from every ill, who with full confidence have recourse to thee; and by thy incomparable protection enable us to make progress every day in the faithful service of our God. V. Pray for us, most blessed Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ. R. That we may be made worthy of his promises.

Prayer Almighty and Eternal God, who in thine own marvelous goodness and pity didst, for the common salvation of man, choose the glorious Archangel Michael to be the prince of the Church: make us worthy, we pray Thee, to be delivered by his beneficent protection from all our enemies, that, at the hour of our death, none of them may approach to harm us; rather do Thou vouchsafe unto us that by the same Archangel Michael, we may be introduced into the presence of thy most high and divine majesty. Through the merits of the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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