Friday, December 15, 2006
Download the Chaplet of St. Michael

Note: these prayers and words are taken from EWTN's website
The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). There may be more groupings but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.

The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life. 
The Chaplet of St. Michael 
O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

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.


If you would like to buy a chaplet, some inexpensive ones are available online.  Click here for an option.  If you do buy a chaplet, remember to take it to a priest to have it blessed.


del_button December 27, 2006 at 5:18 PM
Anonymous said...

Thanks for the MP3 information. I have TIVO, and I was able to record Mother Angelica reciting this Chaplet on EWTN. It's beautiful. While Mother Angelica recites the Chaplet, beautiful images of artwork, nature scenes, and an occassional flutter of angelic wings float across the screen. Look for it and record it if you can. It's a real treat! - KT

del_button December 27, 2006 at 5:40 PM
Moneybags said...


I just received a very nice DVD Recorder for Christmas. I will record it if I see it on TV.

del_button December 27, 2006 at 8:09 PM
Anonymous said...

It's on tomorrow, Thursday, 12/28/06, at 6:00 a.m., in my area, however my mom said it's not on at that time in her location. Good luck! - KT

del_button March 16, 2008 at 9:15 AM
ChristopherFair said...

I love this chaplet and I love Latin. Unfortunately I could not find the chaplet in Latin so I undertook to translate it into Latin. If others share my affections, they can find this translation here:

del_button March 16, 2008 at 9:17 AM
ChristopherFair said...

Ok, it won't take the whole URL, sorry about that I will break it up here so that it can be found

Put it back together on one line to link to it

del_button March 18, 2008 at 2:10 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

Christopher Fair,

Thank you for doing this.

“For the Church, precisely because it embraces all nations and is destined to endure until the end of time...of its very nature requires a language which is universal, immutable, and non-vernacular.” (Pope Pius XI, Officiorum Omnium, 1922)

“The use of the Latin language prevailing in a great part of the Church affords at once an imposing sign of unity and an effective safeguard against the corruption of true doctrine.” (Pope Pius XII, Mediator Dei, 1947)

“The Catholic Church has a dignity far surpassing that of every merely human society, for it was founded by Christ the Lord. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that the language it uses should be noble, majestic and non-vernacular.” (Pope John XXIII, Veterum Sapientia, 1962)

“The Latin language is assuredly worthy of being defended with great care instead of being scorned; for the Latin Church it is the most abundant source of Christian civilization and the richest treasury of piety... we must not hold in low esteem these traditions of your fathers which were your glory for centuries.” (Pope Paul VI, Sacrificium Laudis, 1966)

del_button April 1, 2010 at 7:01 AM
Anonymous said...

Where can I get the words for the St Michael Chaplet by Mother Angelica

del_button April 1, 2010 at 7:47 AM
Matthew said...


Chaplet with Mother Angelica

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