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SALUTATION 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 passions.

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.

SALUTATION TO 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.

SALUTATION TO 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 into temptation.

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.

SALUTATION TO 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.

SALUTATION TO 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.

SALUTATION TO 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.

 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

JULY 1
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 

JULY 2
ST. OTTO.
St. Otto lived in the twelfth century. He was born in Swabia, present-day Bavaria. 

JULY 3
ST. THOMAS
St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. His name in the Syriac language means "twin."

JULY 4
ST. ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL
St. Elizabeth, a Spanish princess, was born in 1271. She married King Denis of Portugal at the age of twelve.

JULY 5
ST. ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born in Italy in 1502. While he was still young, his father died.

JULY 6
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.

JULY 7
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.

JULY 8
BLESSED EUGENE III

Blessed Eugene III was born near Pisa, Italy, in the twelfth century. He was baptized Peter.

JULY 10
ST. FELICITY AND HER SEVEN SONS.

St. Felicity was a noble Christian woman of Rome. She lived during the second century.

JULY 11
ST. BENEDICT

St. Benedict was born in 480. He was from a rich Italian family. His life was full of adventure and wonderful deeds.

JULY 12
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.

JULY 13
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.

JULY 14
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.

JULY 15
ST. BONAVENTURE.

St. was born in 1221 in Tuscany, Italy, and was baptized John.

JULY 16
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.

JULY 17
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.

JULY 18
ST. FREDERICK.

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.

JULY 19
ST. MACRINA.

St. Macrina was the first child of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia.

JULY 20
SAINT CHARBEL.

St. Charbel was born to a poor Maronite Family on May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Biqa-Kafra, Lebanon.

JULY 21
ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI.

St. Lawrence was born Caesar Rossi in Brindisi, Italy, in 1559. Brindisi was part of the Kingdom of Naples, Italy.

JULY 22
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.

JULY 23
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.

JULY 24
ST. BORIS AND ST. GLEB

St. Boris and St. Gleb, the brothers, were born toward the end of the tenth century.

JULY 25
ST. JAMES THE GREATER

St. James was a fisherman like his father Zebedee and his brother John.

JULY 26
ST. JOACHIM AND ST. ANNE

St. Anne and St. Joachim are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

JULY 27
ST. PANTALEON

St. Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He lived in the fourth century.

JULY 29
ST. MARTHA

St. Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus.

JULY 30
ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

St. Peter Chrysologus was born in the small town of Imola, Italy.

JULY 31
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

St. Ignatius, the famous founder of the Jesuits, was born in 1491.

 
ABOUT ARCHANGELS
SAINT MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel Story
History of St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel Prayers
St. Michael the Archangel Apparitions
The Chaplet of St. Michael Archangel
Novena to St Micheal the Archangel
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel


SAINT GABRIEL

St. Gabriel Prayer

SAINT RAPHAEL

St. Raphael Prayer
 
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Tour of the Relics of the Passion
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REFLECTIONS

“Jesus’ Baptism”

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?

 
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