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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

DECEMBER 1
ST. EDMUND CAMPION
St. Edmund lived in the sixteenth century. He was a very popular young English student who was a great speaker. 

DECEMBER 2
ST. BIBIANA
St. Bibiana's father Flavian had been prefect of the city of Rome in early Christian times. 

DECEMBER 3
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary, was born at Xavier Castle in Spain in 1506.

DECEMBER 4
ST. JOHN DAMASCENE

St. John lived in the eighth century. He was born in the city of Damascus of a good Christian family

DECEMBER 5
ST. SABAS

St. Sabas, born in 439, is one of the most famous monks of Palestine.

DECEMBER 6
ST. NICHOLAS

St. Nicholas is the great patron of children and of Christmas giving.

DECEMBER 7
ST. AMBROSE

St. Ambrose was born around 340. He was the son of the Roman governor of Gaul.

DECEMBER 8
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY

Our first parents offended God by sinning seriously.

DECEMBER 9
BLESSED JUAN DIEGO

St. Juan Diego is well-known because the Mother of God appeared to him.

DECEMBER 10
ST. JOHN ROBERTS

St. John was born in Wales in 1577. Although he was not a Catholic, he was taught by an elderly priest.

DECEMBER 11
ST. DAMASUS I

ST. Damasus was born in Rome and lived in the fourth century-exciting times for the Church.

DECEMBER 12
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

We celebrate the event of Mary's appearances on Tepyac Hill in Mexico.

DECEMBER 13
ST. LUCY

St. Lucy, the beloved saint, lived in Syracuse, Sicily. She was born toward the end of the third century.

DECEMBER 14
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS

St. John was born in Spain in 1542. He was the son of a weaver.

DECEMBER 15
ST. NINO

St. Nino was a Christian girl who lived in the fourth century.

DECEMBER 16
ST. ADELAIDE

St. Adelaide was born in 931. At the age of sixteen, this Burgundian princess was married to King Lothair.

DECEMBER 17
ST. OLYMPIAS

St. Olympias was born around the year 361. She belonged to a great family of Constantinople.

DECEMBER 18
ST. FLANNAN

St. Flannan lived around the seventh century. He was the son of an Irish chieftain named Turlough. Flannan was educated by the monks.

DECEMBER 19
BLESSED URBAN V

Blessed Urban's name before he became pope was William de Grimoard.

DECEMBER 20
ST. DOMINIC OF SILOS

St. Dominic, a Spanish shepherd boy, was born at the beginning of the eleventh century.

DECEMBER 21
ST. PETER CANISIUS

ST. Peter, a Dutch man, was born in 1521. His father wanted him to be a lawyer.

DECEMBER 22
ST. CHAEREMON AND ST. ISCHYRION AND OTHER MARTYRS

The third century was marked by Roman persecutions of the Church.

DECEMBER 23
ST. JOHN OF KANTY

St. John, the Polish saint, was born in 1390, the son of good country folk.

DECEMBER 23
ST. MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE

St. Marguerite was born in Quebec, Canada, on October 15, 1701.

DECEMBER 24
ST. CHARBEL

St. Charbel was born Youssef Makhlouf on May 8, 1828, in a mountain village in Lebanon.

DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS, THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS

The time had come for the Son of God to become man for love of us.

DECEMBER 26
ST. STEPHEN

St. Stephen's name means crown. He was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown.

DECEMBER 27
ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE

St. John was a fisherman in Galilee. He was called to be an apostle.

DECEMBER 28
THE HOLY INNOCENTS

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Wise Men came from the east to worship him.

DECEMBER 29
ST. THOMAS BECKET

St. Thomas Becket was born in 1118, in London, England.

DECEMBER 30
CST. ANYSIA

St. Anysia lived in Thessalonica toward the end of the second century.

DECEMBER 31
ST. SYLVESTER

St. Sylvester dates back to early Christian times, to the reign of Constantine.

 
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
 
PHOTO OF THE MONTH


Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)
www.HolyRelics.org

 
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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