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 Ven. Pope 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; see also)

The St. Michael Chaplet was recommended by St. Padre Pio to all of his spiritual children and to those who were suffering from temptations. It can be prayed daily or at any time and is especially recommended on the following feasts:
• Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel (May 8)
• Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (September 29) *
• Holy Guardian Angels (October 2)
• Archangel St. Raphael (October 24)
• And on Tuesdays
* Commence a novena to complete on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7)

Click here for an easy, step-by-step guide to the core Latin prayers.
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St. Michael Chaplet | ‘Rosary of the Angels’

(Sancti Michaelis Chaplet Latine)


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

Glory Be …

V/. Déus, + in adiutórium méum inténde.
R/. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína. 

Gloria Patri …



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

1. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Séraphim cæléstis, Dóminus  nos dignos effíciat incéndi igne caritátis perféctæ. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria



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

2. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Chérubim cæléstis, Dóminus nobis grátiam relínquere vias peccáti det et in  vias perfectiónis Christiánæ decúrrere. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria




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

3. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Thronórum cæléstis, infúndat Dóminus córdibus nostris spíritum humilitátis verum sincerúmque.  Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria




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

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary

4. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Dominatiónum cæléstis, Dóminus nobis grátiam det sensus gubernáre et carnem petulántem superáre. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria



Fifth 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

5. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Virtútum cæléstis, Dóminus nos a malo et cadéndo in tentatiónem  consérvet. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria



Sixth 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

6. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Potestátum cæléstis, Dóminus ánimas nostras contra insídias et tentatiónes diáboli deféndat. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria



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. Amen.

Our Father … (3x) Hail Mary

7. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Principatórum cæléstis, Dóminus ánimas nostras spíritu vero obœdiéntiæ ímpleat. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria



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

8. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Archangelórum cæléstis, Dóminus  nobis constántiam in fide et óminibus  opéribus bonis det, ut glóriam Paradísi obtineámus. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria



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

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: Our Father …

9. Per intercessiónem Sancti Michaëlis et cappéllæ Angelórum cæléstis, Dóminus nos ab eis in hac vita mortále conservári det et in vitam futúram perdúci. Amen.

Pater Noster … (3x) Ave Maria

In honóro Michaëlis: Pater Noster
In honóro Gabriélis: Pater Noster
In honóro Raphaëlis: Pater Noster
In honóro Angeli Custodis: Pater Noster



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.

Who is like unto God? Who can withstand the sword of St. Michael?

O Princeps glorióse sancte Míchaël, Dux et præpósite cæléstium exercítuum, Custos animárum, Dómitor spirítuum rebéllum, Serve in domu divíni Regis, et noster condúctor mirábilis, qui cum excelléntia et virtúte cælésti fulges, líbera nos a malo, qui ad te cum confidéntia convértimus, et nos propítio præsídio tuo fac,  quotídie Deum magis fidéliter sevíre. Amen.

V./ Ora pro nobis, O Glorióse Sancte Míchaël, Princeps Ecclésiæ Jesu Christi.
R./ Ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Eius. 

Omnípotens Ætérne Deus, Qui prodígio bonitátis et cleménte volens salve omnes hómines, gloriosíssimum Archángelum Sanctum Míchaëlem, Príncipem Ecclésiae Tuae constituísti, fac nos dignos, te rogámus,liberári ab adversáriis cunctis, ne nos vexent, in hora mortis nostræ, sed nos perdúcti simus ab eo in præséntiam tuam. Hoc orémus méritis Jesu Christi, Dómini nostri. Amen.

Quis ut Deus? Quis résistet Michaëlis gladío?




Sáncte Michael | St. Michael Prayer


Per túum præsidium (By thy protection):

Sáncte Micháel Archángele, defénde nos in proélio,
contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto praesídium
Impéret illi Déus, súpplices deprecámur:
tuque, Prínceps milítiae caeléstis, 

Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos,
qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo, divína virtúte,
in inférnum detrúde.



ST. MICHAEL the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. We humbly beseech Thee, O God, to command him; and do Thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the destruction of souls. Amen.

HOLY Archangel Michael, defend us in battle, that we may not perish in the tremendous day of judgement.
(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 300 days)


Pray the St. Michael Chaplet with Mother Angelica

(Mother’s pious & contemplative pace adds about 10 minutes in length.)


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Invocation of the Nine Choirs of Angels

O Holy Angels, watch over us at all times during this perilous life;
O holy Archangels, be our guides on the way to heaven;
O heavenly choir of the Principalities, govern us in soul and body;
O mighty Powers, preserve us against the wiles of the demons;
O celestial Virtues, give us strength and courage in the battle of life;
O powerful Dominations, obtain for us dominion over the rebellion of our flesh;
O sacred Thrones, grant us peace with God and man;
O brilliant Cherubim, illumine our minds with heavenly knowledge;
O burning Seraphim, enkindle in our hearts the fire of charity.


Prayer to St. Gabriel

O BLESSED Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in Heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.


Prayer to St. Raphael for Help

O GLORIOUS Archangel St. Raphael, great Prince of the Heavenly Court, illustrious by thy gifts of wisdom and grace, guide of travellers by land and sea, consoler of the unfortunate and refuge of sinners; I entreat thee, help me in all my needs and in all the trials of this life, as thou didst once assist the young Tobias in his journeying.

And since thou art the “physician of God”, I humbly pray thee to heal my soul of its many infirmities and my body of the ills that afflict it, if this favour be for my greater good. I ask, especially, for angelic purity, that I may be made fit to be the living temple of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 300 days)


Prayers to Guardian Angel

ANGEL of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits thee here.
Ever this [day/night], be at my side,
to light, to guard, to rule, to guide.

… or …

GUARDIAN Angel, guard me from harm.
Protect me in sleep without cause for alarm.
Keep me safe through the darkness of night,
and wake me gently with God’s morning light.

N.B. Offer at least 3 (and ideally 7) Gloria Patris in honour of your Guardian Angel.


Michael, Michael of the Morning

MICHAEL, Michael of the morning,
Fresh chord of Heaven adorning.
Keep me safe today,
and in time of temptation,
drive the devil away.

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August Queen of Heaven Prayer

Heavenly Sovereign of the Angels

AUGUST Queen of the Heavens, Heavenly Sovereign of the Angels, thou who from the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee, to send thy holy Legions so that, under thy command and through thy power, they may pursue the demons, combat them everywhere, suppress their boldness and drive them back into the abyss. 

“Who is like unto God?” 

O good and tender Mother, thou shalt always be our love and our hope! 

O Divine Mother, send thy holy Angels to defend us and drive far away from us the cruel enemy. 

All ye holy Angels and Archangels, defend us and guard us. Amen. 

God bless us and the Virgin protect us!

(Given to Bl. Father Louis Cestac, 13 January 1864)


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Psalm 90


Qui habitat.
The just is secure under the protection of God.

[1] The praise of a canticle for David.

HE that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. [2] He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust. [3] For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word. [4] He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust. [5] His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid of the terror of the night.

[6] Of the arrow that flieth in the day, of the business that walketh about in the dark: of invasion, or of the noonday devil. [7] A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee. [8] But thou shalt consider with thy eyes: and shalt see the reward of the wicked. [9] Because thou, O Lord, art my hope: thou hast made the most High thy refuge. [10] There shall no evil come to thee: nor shall the scourge come near thy dwelling.

[11] For he hath given his angels charge over thee; to keep thee in all thy ways. [12] In their hands they shall bear thee up: lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. [13] Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon. [14] Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known my name. [15] He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him.

[16] I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.

Gloria Patri … 

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Additional Prayers to St. Michael

Acts of Consecration to St. Michael

OSAINT MICHAEL the Archangel, most Noble Prince of the Angelic Hierarchies, valorous warrior of Almighty God, and zealous lover of His Glory, terror of the rebellious angels, and love and delight of all the just, my beloved Archangel Saint Michael, desiring to be numbered among thy devoted servants, I, today offer and consecrate myself to thee, and place myself, my family and all I possess under thy most powerful protection.

I entreat thee not to look at how little, I, as thy servant have to offer, being only a wretched sinner, but rather to gaze, with favourable eye at the heartfelt affection with which this offering is made. Remember that, if from this day onward, I am under thy patronage, thou must assist me during all my life and procure for me the pardon of my many grievous offences and sins, and the grace to love my God, my dear Saviour Jesus and my Sweet Mother Mary with all my heart. Obtain for me all the help necessary to arrive to my crown of glory.

Defend me always from my spiritual enemies, particularly in the last moments of my life.

Come then, O Glorious Prince. Succour me in my last struggle. With thy powerful weapon cast far from me and into the infernal abysses that prevaricator and proud angel that thou prostrated in the celestial battle.

Saint Michael, defend us in our daily battles so that we may not perish in the Last Judgment. Amen.

(Ancient prayer from Monte Gargano, with ecclesial permission)

… or …

SAINT MICHAEL the Archangel, invincible Prince of the Angelic hosts and glorious protector of the universal Church, I greet thee and praise thee for that splendour with which God has adorned thee so richly. I thank God for the great graces He hast bestowed upon thee, especially to remain faithful when Lucifer and his followers rebelled, and to battle victoriously for the honour of God and the Divinity of the Son of Man.

St. Michael, I consecrate to thee my soul and body. I choose thee as my patron and protector and entrust the salvation of my soul to thy care. Be the guardian of my obligation as a child of God and of the Catholic Church as again I renounce Satan, his works and pomps. Assist me by thy powerful intercession in the fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating thy courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in thy kind help and protection, I may be victorious over the enemies of my soul and be united with God in Heaven forever. Amen.


Prayer to St. Michael for Help Against Spiritual Enemies

GLORIOUS St. Michael, Prince of the Heavenly hosts, thou art ever ready to assist the people of God. Thou fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of Heaven, and thou now valiantly defends the Church of God so the gates of hell may never prevail against her.

I earnestly entreat thee to assist me also in the painful and dangerous conflict I must sustain against the same formidable foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince, that I may courageously fight and wholly vanquish that proud spirit, whom thou, by the Divine power, hast overthrown, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, in our nature, so completely overcame. Then, triumphing over the enemy of my salvation, I may, with thee and the holy Angels, praise the clemency of God, Who, though refusing mercy to the rebellious Angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.


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 fullness 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.


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?”


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.


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Litany of St. Michael the Archangel

(Private use only)

Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.) 
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.) 

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.) 
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, (* pray for us)

St. Michael, the Archangel, (* pray for us)
Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, (*)
Standing at the right of the altar of Incense, (*)
Ambassador of Paradise, (*)
Glorious Prince of the Heavenly armies, (*)
Leader of the Angelic hosts, (*)
The standard-bearer of God’s armies, (*)
Defender of Divine glory, (*)
First defender of the Kingship of Christ, (*)
Strength of God, (*)
Invincible Prince and warrior, (*)
Angel of Peace, (*)
Guide of Christ, (*)
Guardian of the Catholic Faith, (*)
Champion of God’s people, (*)
Guardian Angel of the Eucharist, (*)
Defender of the Church, (*)
Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, (*)
Angel of Catholic action, (*)
Powerful intercessor of Christians, (*)
Bravest defender of those who hope in God, (*)
Guardian of our souls and bodies, (*)
Healer of the sick, (*)
Help of those in their agony, (*)
Consoler of the Souls in Purgatory, (*)
God’s messenger for the souls of the just, (*)
Terror of the evil spirits, (*)
Victorious in battle against evil, (*)
Guardian and Patron of the universal Church, (*)

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.) 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)

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.

Let us pray.
Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

(Taken from


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



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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Elaine Williams says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful site. I have been saying these prayers for some time now and I have found the newly added prayers quite beautiful.
    Thank you again and God bless.

    1. Traditional Catholic Prayers says:

      Thank you Elaine. We’ll be adding more prayers across the site soon. God bless & keep you!


  2. Evelyn says:

    Thank you so much for theses prayers and Chaplet of St Michael. They get me through my days especially during these difficult times.
    Thank you and may GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS 🙏🏿

  3. Rose Nicketta says:

    I recently purchased the St. Michael prayer beads from EWTN (God bless Mother Angelica) and today I found these beautiful prayers quite by accident. Thank you for opening my eyes to these other prayers to St. Michael. Peace and holiness to you.

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