the archangel prayers
Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the hour of battle, be
our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may
God restrain him we humbly pray, and do thou oh Prince of the Heavenly
Host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil
spirits that roam through the world , seeking the ruin of souls.
Saint Michael the Archangel, please protect us from the evil one
and help us to obtain the grace to do the Will of God.
Gabriel the Archangel
Please announce the Holy Word of God to us, write it in our hearts,
help us to remember it and to put it into practice.
Raphael the Archangel
Fill me with the Love of God, with the ardent flame of Love of the
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, with the Love of all the angels
Protect me and guide me, open the way for me to do the Will of God
in every action, remind me to praise God and to reject temptations
Angels and Archangels (in general)
O God, who in Thine ineffable Providence, hast sent Thy Holy Angels
to watch over us: grant, we humbly pray, that we may always be defended
by their protection and may rejoice in their fellowship forever.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God our Father, in a wonderful way You guide the work of angels
and men. May those who serve You constantly in heaven keep our lives
safe from all harm here on earth. Grant this through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
to St. Michael the Archangel
Supported by the intercession of blessed Michael, Thine Archangel,
we humbly beseech Thee, O Lord, that the service we pay with our
lips, we may lay hold of with our minds. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of
the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon your Holy
Name, and as supplicants we implore your clemency, that by the intercession
of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the
glorious Archangel St Michael, You would deign to help us against
Satan and all other unclean spirits, who roam about the world for
the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.
O God, who from among all the Angels did choose the Archangel Gabriel
to announce the Mystery of Thine Incarnation: mercifully grant that
we who keep his feast on earth may feel the effect of his patronage
in heaven. Who lives and reigns, with God the Father, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen
O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech you, intercede for us at
the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as you
did announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through
your prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits
of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the
to St. Raphael the Archangel
O glorious Archangel, St Raphael, great Prince of the heavenly court,
illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace, guide of those who
journey by land or sea, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of
sinners: I beg you to assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings
of this life, as once you did help the young Tobias on his travels.
And because you are the 'Medicine of God,' I humbly ask you to heal
the many infirmities of my soul, and the ills which afflict my body,
if it be for my greater good. I especially ask of you an angelic
purity, which may fit me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Be pleased, O Lord God, to send to our aid St Raphael the Archangel:
and may he, who, we believe, stands forever before the throne of
Your Majesty, offer unto You our humble petitions to be blessed
by You. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
OF THE SAINTS
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
This is St. Joseph's second feast day on the Church calendar of celebrations. We honor him also on March 19. St. Joseph is a very important saint.
St. Athanasius was born around 297 in Alexandria, Egypt. He devoted his life to proving that Jesus is truly God.
ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES
Both of these saints were part of the original group of Jesus' twelve apostles.
BLESSED MARIE-LEONIE PARADIS
Blessed Marie-Elodie Paradis was born in the village of L'Acadie in Quebec, Canada. It was May 12, 1840.
ST. JUDITH OF PRUSSIA
St. Judith lived in the thirteenth century. She was born in Thuringia. This was in what is now central Germany. She wanted to model her life on the example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
BLESSED FRANCOIS DE MONTMORENCY LAVAL
Blessed Francois was the first bishop of Quebec City, Canada. He was born in 1623 in a small town in France.
BLESSED ROSE VENERINI
Blessed Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy, in 1656. Her father was a physician. Rose entered the convent but returned home after a few months.
BLESSED CATHERINE OF ST. AUGUSTINE
St. Catherine was born on May 3, 1632, in a little village in France. She was baptized the same day.
BLESSED NICHOLAS ALBERGATI
Blessed Nicholas was born in Bologna, Italy. Nicholas' family could afford to send him to the university where he began to study law.
St. Antoninus lived in the fifteenth century. Even as a boy he showed that he had good sense and will power.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LACONI
St. Ignatius was the son of a poor farmer in Laconi, Italy. He was born on December 17, 1701.
ST. NEREUS, ST. ACHILLEUS AND ST. PANCRAS
Sts. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers who died around 304. They were probably Praetorian guards under Emperor Trajan. We know little else about them.
ST. ANDREW FOURNET
St. Andrew Fournet was born on December 6, 1752. He was from Maille, a little town near Poitiers, in France. Andrew's parents were religious people.
St. Matthias was one of Our Lord's seventy-two disciples.
ST. ISIDORE THE FARMER
Saint Isidore was born in 1070, in Madrid, Spain. His parents were deeply religious. They named their son after the great St. Isidore, archbishop of Seville, Spain.
St. Ubald lived in twelfth-century Italy. He was an orphan raised by his uncle, a bishop. Ubald was given a good education.
ST. PASCHAL BAYLON
St. Paschal, a Spanish saint, was born in 1540. From the time he was seven, he worked as a shepherd. He never had the opportunity to go to school.
ST. JOHN I
St. John I was a priest of Rome. He became pope after the death of Pope St. Hormisdas in 523. At that time, Italy's ruler, Theodoric the Goth, was an Arian.
ST. CELESTINE V
Peter di Morone was the eleventh of twelve children. He was born around 1210 in Isernia, Italy. His father died when he was small.
ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA
St. Bernardine of Siena was born in 1380 in a town near Siena, Italy. He was the son of an Italian governor.
BLESSED EUGENE DE MAZENOD
Blessed Eugene was born in France in 1782. He became a priest in 1811. Father Eugene was sensitive to the needs of the poor and he ministered to them.
ST. RITA OF CASCIA
St. Rita was born in 1381 in a little Italian village. Her parents were older. They had begged God to send them a child. They brought Rita up well.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST ROSSI
St. John Baptist Rossi was born in 1698 in a village near Genoa, Italy. His family loved him. They were proud when a wealthy couple visiting their town offered to educate him. His parents knew the couple and trusted them.
ST. DAVID I OF SCOTLAND
St. David was born in 1080. He was the youngest son of St. Margaret, queen of Scotland, and her good husband, King Malcom.
Venerable Bede, the English priest, was famous as a saint, a priest, a monk, a teacher and a writer of history. He was born in England in 673.
ST. PHILIP NERI
St. Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515. As a child, his nickname was "Good little Phil." He was always so jolly and friendly that everyone he met loved him.
ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
St. Augustine was the abbot of St. Andrew's monastery in Rome. Pope St. Gregory the Great chose him and forty other monks for a mission dear to his heart.
BLESSED MARGARET POLE
Blessed Margaret was born in 1471. She was the niece of two English kings, Edward IV and Richard III. Henry VII arranged her marriage to Sir Reginald Pole.
St. Maximinius was a bishop who lived in the fourth century. It is believed that he was born in Poitiers, France. As a young man, he heard of a saintly bishop of Trier, in Gaul.
ST. JOAN OF ARC
St. Joan was born in 1412. Her hometown was Domremy, a little village in France. Jacques d'Arc, her father, was a hard working farmer.
THE VISITATION OF MARY
Visitation means "visit." The Archangel Gabriel told the Blessed Virgin Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was going to have a baby.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
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?