Chaplet of St. Michael

The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel (or Rosary of the Angels) was given to Antónia d’Astónaco, a Portuguese Carmelite, by St. Michael with the promises listed below. It honours St. Michael and the nine Angelic Choirs and was approved and indulgenced by Pope St. Pius IX in 1851.

“Whoever would practice this devotion in his honour would have, when approaching the Holy Table, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for the daily recital of these nine salutations, he promised his continual assistance and that all the holy angels during life, and after death deliverance from Purgatory for themselves and all their relations.”
(Promises of St. Michael to Antonia d’Astonac)

It can be prayed at any time and is especially recommended on the following feasts:
• Apparition of St Michael the Archangel (May 8)
• Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Rafael (September 29) *
• Holy Guardian Angels (October 2)
• And on Tuesdays
* Commence a novena to complete on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7)

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+ Opening Act of Contrition (on Medal):
V/. O God, come to my assistance 
R/. O Lord, make haste to help me.


First Salutation:
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. 

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Second Salutation:
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.  

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Third Salutation:
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.  

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Fourth Salutation:
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen  

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Fifth Salutation:
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. 

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Sixth Salutation:
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen.  

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


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

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Eight Salutation:
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 gain the glory of Paradise. Amen.  

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Ninth Salutation:
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 hereafter to eternal glory. Amen. 

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary


Our Father in honour of St. Michael. 
Our Father in honour of St. Gabriel. 
Our Father in honour of St. Raphael. 
Our Father in honour of our Guardian Angel.


Concluding Prayer (on Medal):
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, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

V/. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ 
R/. 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, hast appointed the most glorious Archangel, St. Michael, Prince of Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, 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 the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


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Prayer for the Dying to St. Michael the Archangel

Hail, most glorious Saint Michael! Hail most merciful leader of the Heavenly host! Hail, honour and glory of the Angelic hierarchy! O most illustrious Prince, O sublime hero, ornament of Paradise, brilliant jewel of the Celestial Palace ; full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, thou art the impress of the Divine likeness; gold and precious stones increase thy splendor; thou dost walk in the fulness of joy through Paradise; thou dost proceed to the mount of God, through the midst of shining fires; thou hast been appointed by God, the Prince of souls, thou dost raise them up, and bring them into the duelling of eternal joy. I venture, blessed Prince, to remind thee of all the graces, which the infinite bounty of God has bestowed upon thee, above all orders of Angels; and I pray thee, by the mutual love of the three Divine Persons, deign to receive my soul at my last hour, and to gain favour for me from the Divine Judge, by the power of thy intercession. Grant the same protection to all the dying, for whom I now intercede, and obtain for them the grace of a holy death. Amen.


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St. Michael, For Personal Protection

St. Michael, the Archangel! Glorious Prince, chief and champion of the heavenly hosts; guardian of the souls of men; conqueror of the rebel angels! How beautiful art thou, in thy heaven-made armor. We love thee, dear Prince of Heaven!

We, thy happy clients, yearn to enjoy thy special protection. Obtain for us from God a share of thy sturdy courage; pray that we may have a strong and tender love for our Redeemer and, in every danger or temptation, be invincible against the enemy of our souls. O standard-bearer of our salvation! Be with us in our last moments and when our souls quit this earthly exile, carry them safely to the judgement seat of Christ, and may Our Lord and Master bid thee bear us speedily to the kingdom of eternal bliss. Teach us ever to repeat the sublime cry: “Who is like unto God?”


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St. Michael, For Protection of the Church and All Her Members

O glorious St. Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of this Church, against which the powers of hell are unchained, guard with especial care her august Head, and obtain that for him and for us the hour of triumph may speedily arrive.

O glorious Archangel St. Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, assist us especially at the hour of death; obtain for us a favorable judgment, and the happiness of beholding God face to face for endless ages. Amen.


O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, defend us!
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, defend us!
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