Chaplet of Saint Michael

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The Chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel, also called the Rosary of the Angels is a chaplet resulting from a reported private revelation by the Archangel Michael to the Portuguese Carmelite nun Antónia de Astónaco. It was approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851. [1]


Antónia d'Astónaco

The Portuguese Carmelite nun, Antonia d'Astonaco, reported an apparition and private revelation of the Archangel Michael. Antonia astonac rev1.jpg
The Portuguese Carmelite nun, Antónia d'Astónaco, reported an apparition and private revelation of the Archangel Michael.

Antónia d'Astónaco was a Portuguese Carmelite nun who reported a private revelation by Saint Michael the Archangel.

d'Astónaco said that the Archangel Michael had indicated in an apparition that he would like to be honored, and God glorified, by the praying of nine special invocations. These nine invocations correspond to invocations to the nine choirs of angels and origins the Chaplet of Saint Michael. This private revelation and prayers were approved by Pope Pius IX in 1851.[ citation needed ]


Praying the chaplet is said to provide the assistance from Saint Michael the Archangel and the company of one angel from each of the nine celestial choirs when approaching Holy Communion. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life. Praying the chaplet is also believed gradually to defeat demons and grant a Pure Heart thus delivering from Purgatory. These blessings extend to the direct family.

The chaplet begins with an act of contrition. Then there are nine salutations, one for each choir of angels, each one followed by an Our Father and three Hail Marys. These are followed by four Our Fathers, honoring Saints Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and the Guardian Angel. The chaplet concludes with a prayer to Saint Michael.


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St Michael the Archangel

The Archangel Michael promised to whoever would pray this Chaplet:

To those who recite these nine salutations, every day:


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Pope Pius IX.

Pope Pius IX granted the following Indulgences to those who pray the chaplet:

How to pray it

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Chaplet of St. Michael

The chaplet is prayed with a physical chaplet, counting the prayers with it as you would do with a rosary.

(Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

(Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

Amen. [2] [3]

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  1. Ann Ball, 2003 Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices ISBN   0-87973-910-X page 123
  2. EWTN The Chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel
  3. Kosloski, Philip. "How to Pray the St. Michael Chaplet", Aleteia, September 29, 2018