"I am the wheat of God. I must become the bread of Christ." -St. Ignatius of Antioch

St. Michael Pilgrimage

Saint Michael the Archangel Walking Pilgrimage

Saint Michael Chaplet

The Chaplet of Saint 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, a Portuguese Carmelite nun.  She had a vision of Saint Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. Saint 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, and after death deliverance from purgatory for themselves and their relations. It was approved by Blessed Pope Pius IX.

Sign of the Cross

Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love.  I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy. Amen.


 Short Exorcism Prayer to Saint Michael by Pope Leo XIII

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


The Chaplet of Saint Michael

O God, come to my assistance.                                                O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
                                                  as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint 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. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint 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. Amen. Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


  1. By the intercession of Saint 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. Amen.
    Pray one “Our Father” and three “Hail Mary”


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


Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here,

Ever this day, be at my side,

To light and guard,

To rule and guide me. Amen.


Concluding Prayer

O glorious prince Saint 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 Saint Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ,
                                                            that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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 Saint 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. Amen.


                                                                                                                     Saint Michael Novena Prayer

Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, I turn to you with confidence and seek your powerful intercession. For the love of God, who has made you so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear my prayer.

You know the value of my soul in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure its beauty. Help me to conquer the evil spirit who tempts me. I desire to imitate your loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and your great love for God and men. And since you are God’s messenger for the care of His people, I entrust to you this special request:

Here mention your request.

Saint Michael, since you are, by the will of the Creator, the powerful intercessor of Christians, I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted.

Pray for me, Saint Michael, and also for those I love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs. Through your powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy death and reach Heaven where we may praise and love God with you forever. Amen.


Consecration to Saint Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, invincible Prince of the Angelic hosts and glorious protector of the universal Church, I greet you and praise you for that splendor with which God has adorned you so richly. I thank God for the great graces He has bestowed upon you, especially to remain faithful when Lucifer and his followers rebelled, and to battle victoriously for the honor of God and the divinity of the Son of Man.

Saint Michael, I consecrate to you my soul and body. I choose you as my patron and protector and entrust the salvation of my soul to your 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 your powerful intercession in the fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating your courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in your kind help and protection, I may be victorious over the enemies of my soul and be united with God in Heaven forever. Amen.


Litany to Saint Michael

Lord, have mercy.                                                        Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.                                                      Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.                                                        Lord, have mercy.

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, the Redeemer of the world, ...

God, the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, one God,


Holy Mary, Queen of Angels,                          pray for us.

St. Michael the Archangel,

St. Michael, filled with the wisdom of God,

St. Michael, perfect adorer of the Incarnate Word,

St. Michael, crowned with honor and glory,

St. Michael, most powerful Prince of the armies of the Lord,

St. Michael, standard-bearer of the Most Holy Trinity,

St. Michael, victor over Satan,

St. Michael, guardian of Paradise,

St. Michael, guide and comforter of the people of Israel,

St. Michael, splendor and fortress of the Church Militant,

St. Michael, honor and joy of the Church Triumphant,

St. Michael, light of angels,

St. Michael, bulwark of orthodox believers,

St. Michael, strength of those who fight under the standard of the Cross,

St. Michael, light and confidence of souls at the hour of death,

St. Michael, our most sure aid,

St. Michael, our help in all adversities,

St. Michael, herald of the Everlasting Sentence,

St. Michael, consoler of souls detained in the flames of Purgatory,

St. Micahel, thou whom the Lord has charged to receive souls after death,

St. Michael, our Prince,

St. Michael, our Advocate,


Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,                                   Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,                   Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,                                  Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O glorious Saint Michael, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let Us Pray:

            Sanctify us, we beseech You, O Lord, with Your holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of Saint Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, You who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.

Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Your blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of You, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to You. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Help Against Enemies

Glorious Saint Michael,
Prince of the heavenly hosts,

who stands always ready

to give assistance to the people of God;

who fought with the dragon, the old serpent,

and cast him out of heaven,

and now valiantly defends the Church of God

that the gates of hell may never prevail against her,

we earnestly entreat you to assist us also,

in the painful and dangerous conflict

which we sustain against the same formidable foe.

Be with us, O mighty Prince!

that we may courageously fight

and vanquish that proud spirit,

whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew,

and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ,

has, in our nature, completely overcome;

so having triumphed over the enemy of my salvation,

we may with Blessed Virgin Mary,

you and the holy angels,

praise the clemency of God who,

having refused mercy

to the rebellious angels after their fall,

has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.


Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening Prayers (optional)
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us (1319).

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You! (3X).

Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. *Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. *Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Apostle's Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. *I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Chaplet (On each large bead)
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

(On each small bead)
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world (10X).

(After 5 decades)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world (3X).

Closing Prayer (optional)
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion -- inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself (950).

Sign of the Cross