The Rosary of Saint Michael and All Angels consists of nine sets of prayers;
one Our Father and three Hail Mary's is prayed for each of the nine choirs of angels.
The nine choirs of angels are:
Cherubim Dominions Principalities
Seraphim Virtues Archangels
Thrones Powers Angels
One day, Saint Michael, Prince of Angels, appeared to a devout servant of God named Antonia d' Astonac. The Arch-angel Michael said to her, "I wish to be honored by nine salutations corresponding to the nine Choirs of Angels, consisting of one Our Father and three Hail Mary's for each of the angelic choirs." Saint Michael went on to promise that anyone who prayed this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching the Holy Altar to receive the Eucharist, an escort of nine angels chosen by himself from each of the nine choirs of angels.
In addition, he promised that anyone who recited this devotion daily would be given during his life St. Michael's own protection as well as the continual assistance of all of God's holy angels. Furthermore, after death, such a one will obtain for himself and his relations deliverance from purgatory.
This is the method of reciting the chaplet:
The chaplet is begun by saying the following
invocation on the
Powerful Medal (Saint Benedict's Medal):
God, come to my assistance.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be, etc.
These are the nine salutations to be followed by one Our Father and three Hail Mary's:
Following the nine salutations, pray one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading angels: Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, and our Guardian Angel.
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, Saint 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.
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.
By the intercession of Saint 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.
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.
By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen.
By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen.
By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
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 gain the glory of Paradise. Amen.
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 hereafter to eternal glory. Amen.10 Saint Michael
The 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, 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 Saint Michael, Prince of the Church of
R. That we may be made worthy of His promises.