Evening Prayers

Here is a collection of traditional, pre-conciliar, Catholic prayers composed by love-struck Saints and Church authorities that have been recited for generations. Many are specifically orientated for the end of the day and others are included for their pious value and consoling nature.

Chaplet of St. Michael

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

Anima Christi (Soul of Christ)

This prayer encapsulates a centrality of the Catholic Faith which is absent in Protestantism: our Lord’s Passion, His Precious Blood, His Real Presence in the Eucharist and, further, an emphasis that we need to be sanctified, which expresses itself in more than faith alone.