Chaplets of Angels
Little Rosary of Saint Raphael
It consists of a medal of the Archangel Raphael connected with a prayer to him.
Pray three Hail Marys on the small beads. On the nine beads say a special prayer in honour of the nine choirs of Angels. End the rosary with an aspiration: St. Raphael, Angel of Health, of love, of joy, of light, pray for us.
The Chaplet of Saint Michael, the Archangel
The history of this chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d’Astonac, who had a vision of Saint Michael. He told Antonia to honour him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. Saint Michael allegedly promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honour 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 the assistance of all holy angels during one’s life.
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 honour of the nine Choirs of Angels).
- 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 grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and 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 gives us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.
- 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.
- By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling 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 Sant 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.
- 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 in Heaven. Amen.
Say one Our Father in honour of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St Gabriel, St. Raphael, and Our Guardian Angel.
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. Amen.
Chaplet of the Holy Angels
Recited in the morning:
O my Jesus, I offer this chaplet to Your Divine Heart, that You may render it perfect, thus giving joy to Your Holy Angels, and so they may keep me under their holy protection, above all at the hour of my death to which I invite them with all my heart. Strengthened by their presence, I will await death with joy and be preserved from the assaults of hell. I beseech you also, dear Angels, to visit immediately the souls in Purgatory, especially my parents, my friends, my benefactors; help them so that they will soon be delivered. Do not forget me either after my death. This I beg you with all my heart, through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Amen.
- St. Michael, I recommend the hour of my death to you! Hold the Evil One prisoner, so that he may not battle against me and do no harm to my soul.
- St. Gabriel, obtain for me from God lively faith, strong hope, ardent charity and great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
- St. Raphael, lead me constantly on the road of virtue and perfection.
- My Holy Guardian Angel, obtain for me divine inspiration and the special grace to be faithful.
I. O ardent Seraphim, obtain for me a burning love for God-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
II. O Cherubim brilliant with light, obtain for me true knowledge of the science of the saints-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
III. O admirable Thrones, obtain for me peace and tranquility of heart-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
IV. O exulted Dominions, obtain for me victory over all evil thoughts-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
V. O invincible Powers, obtain for me strength against all evil spirits-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
VI. O most serene Virtues, obtain for me obedience and perfect justice-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
VII. O Principalities, who accomplish prodigies, obtain for me plenitude of all virtues and perfection-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
VIII. O holy Archangels, obtain for me conformity to the Will of God-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.
IX. O holy Angels, O faithful Guardian Angels, obtain for me true humility and great confidence in the divine mercy-one Our Father, three Hail Marys.