TO THE CHOIR OF DOMINIONS - PURITY
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions
may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly
In pursuit of holiness, the Knights live out their consecration
to the Blessed Mother by offering their time and talent to the work
of the Knights of St. Michael. They actively
participate in activities in this spiritual movement by spreading
the Word and reaching out to those in need. The more time they
give to God, the more graces they receive to overcome nature thus
devoting themselves to the glory of God through a life of purity an
chastity according to their state in life.
THE CHOIR OF POWERS – SURRENDER TO GOD
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of
Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations
of the devil.
The Knights are drawn to leave the ways of the world by attending
to their spiritual advancement. They are armed against evil temptations
and avoid occasions of sin by submitting themselves
to spiritual formation, through spiritual reading, studying the
lives of the Saints, prayers and the Sacraments. Through
the Knights of St. Michael or their parish faith formation program,
they learn to grow in faith and become like clay so as to be conformed
to the Will of God.
THE CHOIR OF VIRTUES - STRENGTH
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial
Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling
The Knights devoutly participate in the liturgical
life of the parish. They must become familiar with the liturgy
and assist at Holy Mass by following the missal, saying the Mass
prayers, singing hymns and receiving Communion. In preparation for
special liturgical seasons of Christmas, Lent and Easter, the Knights
prepare their souls by observing the Lenten rules of fasting and
abstinence; celebrating Holy days of Obligation; making good confessions
and meditating on the mysteries of the Passion, Death and Resurrection
of Our Lord Jesus. In so doing, the Knights gain divine protection
and are preserved from evil and falling into temptation.
THE CHOIR OF PRINCIPALITIES - OBEDIENCE
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities
may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience.
The Knights strive for a deeper prayer
life by attending daily mass whenever possible. The Knights dispose
themselves to the Lord during Eucharistic adoration. Under
the grace of obedience, they devote their time praying the Rosary,
the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of St. Michael, wearing
the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and honoring the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary by attending First Friday and First Saturday
devotions. In return, they gain great merit from Heaven for they
shall receive all the promises attached to these devotions.
THE CHOIR OF ARCHANGELS – GOOD WORKS
By the intercession of St. 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.
The Knights practice their faith by consecrating
their lives to God. They choose a life of obedience, poverty and
chastity according to their state in life. They strive to
persevere in faith and good works by living a truly Christian life
amidst worldly distractions. They encounter some form of persecution
but are strengthened by the grace of suffering with Christ.
THE CHOIR OF ANGELS – PRAYER
By the intercession of St. 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.
When one is called to live his Baptismal promises more fully,
he becomes attuned to the voice of God in his heart. Each response
is different but all who are called respond with a lively zeal as
if they have found a jewel. They slowly begin to fulfill
their Baptismal promises by living a responsible and sensible life
according to the state that God has designed for them. Under
the protection of St. Michael and the Choir of Angels, these Knights
strive to be faithful to their call as they constantly strive to
grow in their faith.
OF THE SAINTS
BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA
Blessed Junipero Serra was born in Petra, Spain, on November 24, 1713. The boy became a student at the Franciscan school in Palma
St. Otto lived in the twelfth century. He was born in Swabia, present-day Bavaria.
St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. His name in the Syriac language means "twin."
ST. ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL
St. Elizabeth, a Spanish princess, was born in 1271. She married King Denis of Portugal at the age of twelve.
ST. ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA
St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born in Italy in 1502. While he was still young, his father died.
ST. MARIA GORETTI
St. Maria Goretti was born in 1890. Her father died when she and the other five children in her family were small. At twelve, Maria was already very pretty.
BLESSED ROGER DICKENSON, BLESSED RALPH MILNER AND BLESSED LAWRENCE HUMPHREY
These three martyrs lived in England during the time of Church persecution by Queen Elizabeth I.
BLESSED EUGENE III
Blessed Eugene III was born near Pisa, Italy, in the twelfth century. He was baptized Peter.
ST. FELICITY AND HER SEVEN SONS.
St. Felicity was a noble Christian woman of Rome. She lived during the second century.
St. Benedict was born in 480. He was from a rich Italian family. His life was full of adventure and wonderful deeds.
ST. JOHN GAULBERT
St. John Gaulbert was born in Florence, Italy, at the end of the tenth century. He and his father were devastated when John's only brother, Hugh, was murdered.
ST. HENRY II.
St. Henry II was born in 972. He became the duke of Bavaria in 995. One night he had an unusual vision. St. Wolfgang, who had been his beloved teacher when he was a boy, appeared to him.
BLESSED KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was born in Auriesville, New York, in 1656. Her mother was a Christian Algonquin. Her father was a non-Christian Mohawk chief.
St. was born in 1221 in Tuscany, Italy, and was baptized John.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
This feast was instituted by the Carmelites between 1376 and 1386 under the title "Commemoratio B. Marif Virg.
ST. LEO IV.
St. Leo IV lived in the ninth century. He was a Roman by birth and spent his life in that city. Leo was educated in the Benedictine monastery near St. Peter's Basilica.
St. Frederick lived in ninth-century Utrecht, in the central part of the Netherlands. When he was ordained a priest, Bishop Ricfried put him in charge of instructing converts.
St. Macrina was the first child of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia.
St. Charbel was born to a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon.
ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI.
St. Lawrence was born Caesar Rossi in Brindisi, Italy, in 1559. Brindisi was part of the Kingdom of Naples, Italy.
ST. MARY MAGDALENE.
St. Mary Magdalene was from Magdala near the Sea of Galilee. Some people identify her as a well-known sinner when she first saw Our Lord.
ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN.
St. Bridget was born in Sweden in 1303. From the time she was a child, she was greatly devoted to the passion of Jesus.
ST. BORIS AND ST. GLEB
St. Boris and St. Gleb, the brothers, were born toward the end of the tenth century.
ST. JAMES THE GREATER
St. James was a fisherman like his father Zebedee and his brother John.
ST. JOACHIM AND ST. ANNE
St. Anne and St. Joachim are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
St. Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He lived in the fourth century.
St. Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus.
ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS
St. Peter Chrysologus was born in the small town of Imola, Italy.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
St. Ignatius, the famous founder of the Jesuits, was born in 1491.
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of the Relics of the Passion
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Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?