Saint Michael the
Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
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to tradition, a Carmelite nun received a private revelation (time unknown) from Saint Michael
about praying the chaplet. Although the prayer was approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851, I have found
theological, psychological, and grammatical errors in the chaplet. How can this be?
Well, in my own private revelations, for example, Saint
Michael gave me inspiration about the content and design of the
Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil. Over the course of
several months, as I was inspired to make small changes and improvements to that prayer, I asked Saint
Michael why, if the prayer came from him, there were imperfections in it. He told me that he was not
allowed to dictate anything to me and could give me only general inspiration which I had to express
in my own words.
Consequently, all private revelations can be subject to
Therefore, when I first started to pray the Chaplet of
Saint Michael as it commonly appears today, I discovered, through prayerful revelation, many things
that could be improved. Hence I was told about making this adapted version of the
chaplet which, compared to the common version, not only is theologically and psychologically improved
but also is more concise, so that it can be prayed in less timeóand therefore more spontaneously
Are the Promises for the Original Chaplet
Valid for this Adapted Version?
I donít know. I didnít ask because it doesnít matter to me.
In this adapted version, the spiritual intent of the prayer is still the same as the original.
Nevertheless, the value of the chaplet is in the spiritual protection that the prayer provides, not
in whether you can receive some spiritual rewards points just for the act of saying the
chaplet. So consider what a soul in Purgatory has said about the original promises:
Are the promises made to those who recite
the Chaplet of St. Michael true?
Here is what a soul in Purgatory said in answer to this
promises are real, but you
need not think that people who recite it out of routine and without any pains to become holy
are taken out of Purgatory at once. That would be false. St. Michael does more than he
promises, but he is not over anxious to relieve those who are condemned to a long Purgatory.
Certainly as a reward for their devotion to the Archangel their sufferings are shortened, but
as to delivering them at once, not so. I, who used to say it, can serve as an example of this.
Immediate deliverance takes place only in the case of those who have worked with courage at
their perfection and who have little to expiate in Purgatory.
[The soul also added, in answer to a question about plenary indulgences:]
As for the plenary indulgences, I may as well tell you that few, very few people gain them
entirely. There has to be such a wonderful disposition of heart and will that it is rare,
much rarer than you think it is, to have the entire remission of oneís faults. In Purgatory,
we receive only the indulgences applied to us by way of suffrage, as God permits according to
How To Pray the Chaplet
Make the Sign
of the Cross, and then say, O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory
to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, unto the
ages of ages. Amen.
SAY these three
prayers of Mercy and Glory after each of the petitions.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Glory to God in the Highest.
1. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Seraphim, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in opening my heart to the fire of Godís
2. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Cherubim, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in renouncing the ways of sin so as to
follow the pure and glorious path of Christian perfection.
3. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Thrones, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in opening my heart to the spirit of true
and sincere humility.
4. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Dominations, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in being constantly aware of the meaning
of my emotions so as to be able to govern them with wisdom.
5. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Powers, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in discerning evil desires and immediately
renouncing them, so as to avoid falling into temptation.
6. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Virtues, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in recognizing the lies and snares of
demonic oppression so that I might not be duped by demons.
7. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of Principalities, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in opening my heart to the spirit
of true and sincere obedience to holy grace.
8. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of all the Archangels, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in persevering both in faith
and in good works so that I may attain the glory of Heaven.
9. By the intercession of Saint Michael and the celestial
Choir of all the Angels, may I receive the grace of divine guidance in being a holy servant of
After the petitions,
in honor of the angels Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, and your Guardian Angel, say
Glory to God in the Highest one time for each angel.
Saint Michael the
Archangel, Prince of the heavenly host, Guardian of souls, Vanquisher of rebel spirits, Servant in the
house of the Divine King, and our admirable Conductor to Heaven, defend me in the battle against evil,
that I, who turn to you with confidence, may, by your gracious protection, serve God more and more
faithfully every day.
V. Protect me and guide me, O
glorious Saint Michael.
R. That I may become worthy
of the promises of Christ.
Almighty and Eternal
Father, by Your goodness and Your merciful desire for the salvation of mankind, You have appointed Saint
Michael the Archangel as the Prince of the Church; may he defend me from my enemies so that none of them
may harass me at the hour of my death, and that I may be conducted by him into Your presence, through our
Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
through the ages of ages. Amen.
How To Use a Chaplet
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||Hold the medal and say the
opening prayers. Use the single beads to recite the petitions, and use the three beads
to say the three Mercy and Glory prayers. Use the four beads on the tail to say the
Glory to God in the Highest prayers.
The Symbolism of the Saint
Michael Cross (clockwise):
The Scales: The judgment of when souls are ready to leave Purgatory
The Flaming Sword: The fire of Godís love that defeats demons
The Chi Rho: Christianity
The X: Christ
The Chains: The chains that bind Satan
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