NOVENA TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
NOVENA TOST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Instructions: Beginning May 1, and for nine days ending May 9th, pray the Novena of St. Michael. Friends are welcomed and encourage to pray with us. Members of the Legion of St. Michael are required to pray the Novena.
If your state-in-life (member or friend) does not allow you to pray the entire Novena prayer, please pray the first prayer -- the intentions may be implied and not recited each time.
May 9th the the Anniversary of the Consecration of the Legion of St. Michael
On May 9, when reciting the Novena, please replace the Consecration to St. Michael and Saint Michael Litany, with the Consecration to the Saints of our Charism and the Litany of the Saints of our Charism.
Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His People and of our Community of the Legion of St. Michael, we turn to you with confidence and seek your powerful intercession. For the love of God, Who made you so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear our prayer. You know the value of our souls in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure it beauty. Help us to conquer the evil spirit who tempts us. We desire to imitate your loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and your great love for God and people. And since you are God’s messenger for the care of His people, we entrust to you this special request:
To heal the discords between people and the divisions from amongst us in the Church, that we may serve and worship You in the unity of your love, and in loyalty to the Magisterium of your Church.
To increase vocations in the Church and the desire among Your people to live for You, that we may truly be Your disciples and the salt and light of the earth.
To bring about a respect for life and an end to the evil of abortion, and to heal all those who have been seduced into its evil snares.
To bring a healing of all those harassed or oppressed by evil, that they may experience the freedom, victory, and love of Christ.
To bring all those in purgatory into Your glorious presence in heaven, we ask this especially for our loved ones and those who have no one to pray for them.
To guide, protect, and bless the Legion of St. Michael, its members and their families, that all that we do may be for the greater glory of God.
To bless the Legion of St. Michael in its apostolates of apologetics and education on the Internet and also to all those who take vows in our Community.
Increase our burden to serve You, Lord, that the Legion of St. Michael, and its members, according to their state-in-life, may truly be the apostles of the latter age as our Blessed Mother revealed to St. Louis de Montfort.
May our Gracious Lord grant to our Holy Father Pope John-Paul II, to our Bishop Joseph Charron, and to the Superior of our Community, Bro. John-Paul Ignatius, wisdom, guidance, and peace, and to our priest, religious, and laity, a lively faith, a firm hope, and a perfect love. Amen, Amen.
Lord, grant to our relatives, friends, and benefactors, Your blessing and peace. Amen.
Consecration to St. Michael
(Pray on May 1 - 8)
Saint Michael the Archangel, we choose you as our Patron, Protector, and Prince in Spiritual Warfare, and entrust ourselves, the Legion of St. Michael and the St. Elijah Community to your care. Be the guardian of our obligation as children of God, and of the Catholic Church, and as members of the Legion of St. Michael, as again we renounce Satan, his works, and his empty promises. Assist us by your powerful intercession in fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating your courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in your kind help and protection, we may be victorious over the enemies of our Church and of our souls and be united with God in heaven forever. Amen.
(Pray on May 9th)
Consolidated Consecration Prayers of Jesus through Mary, Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart, and St. Michael
[If this prayer is said in a group, recitation may be shared by various people as indicated]
Hail, O Immaculate Mary, living tabernacle of the Divinity, where the Eternal Wisdom willed to be hidden and to be adored by angels and by men! Hail, O Queen of Heaven and earth, to whose empire everything is subject which is under God. Hail, O sure refuge of sinners, whose mercy fails no one. Hear the desires which we have of the Divine Wisdom; and for that end receive the vows and offering which in our lowliness we present to thee.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by our ingratitude, pierced by our sins, yet loving us still;
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of all people;
Saint Michael the Archangel, invincible prince of the angelic hosts and glorious protector of the Universal Church and of our Community;
We consecrate ourselves and the St. Elijah Community of the Legion of St. Michael to You, Lord Jesus, through Your mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, to Your Sacred Heart, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and to St. Michael the Archangel.
We, who are faithless sinners, renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Mother, the vows of our Baptism; we renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works, for ourselves and in the name of our Community; and we give ourselves and our Community entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry our cross after Him all the days of our lives, and to carry the cross and mission of our Community as long as He wills it to exist, and to be more faithful to Him than we have ever been before.
Please accept all that we are and all that we have. Take every faculty of our body and soul, and our Community resources. Draw us, day by day, nearer and nearer to Your Sacred Heart, and there, as we can bear the lesson, teach us Your blessed ways.
Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us, our Community, as you wish, to accomplish your designs upon the world.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, rule over us and our Community, and teach us how to allow the Heart of Jesus to rule and triumph in us and around us, as it has ruled and triumphed in you.
Saint Michael, we choose you as our Patron, Protector, and Prince in Spiritual Warfare, and entrust ourselves, the Legion of St. Michael and the St. Elijah Community to your care. Be the guardian of our obligation as children of God, and of the Catholic Church, and as members of the Legion of St. Michael, as again we renounce Satan, his works, and his empty promises. Assist us by your powerful intercession in fulfillment of these sacred promises, so that imitating your courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in your kind help and protection, we may be victorious over the enemies of our Church and of our souls and be united with God in heaven forever.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirit who prowl through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
Saint Michael, first champion of the Kingship of Christ, pray for us.
God our Father, in a wonderful way You guide the work of Angels and human beings. May those who serve You constantly in heaven keep our lives safe from all harm on earth. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel
(Pray on May 1 - 8)
Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, etc.Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense,Ambassador of Paradise,Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies,Leader of the angelic hosts,Warrior who thrust Satan into Hell,Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil,Standard-bearer of God’s armies,Defender of divine glory,First defender of the Kingship of Christ,Strength of God,Invincible prince and warrior,Angel of peace,Guardian of the Christian Faith,Guardian of the Legion of St. Michael,Champion of God’s people,Champion of the Legion of St. Michael,Guardian angel of the Eucharist,Defender of the Church,Defender of the Legion of St. Michael,Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff,Protector of the Legion of St. Michael,Angel of Catholic Action,Powerful intercessor of Christians,Bravest defender of those who hope in God,Guardian of our souls and bodies,Healer of the sick,Help of those in their agony,Consoler of the souls in Purgatory,God’s messenger for the souls of the just,Terror of the evil spirits,Victorious in battle against evil,Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church,Guardian and Patron of the Legion of St. Michael,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael,That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity, Thou Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.
Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of Thy blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of Thee, that the Holy Eucharist in whose presence we kneel, may make our soul holy and pleasing to Thee. Through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.
Litany of the Saints of our Charism
(Pray on May 9th)
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, our Patroness, Mother, and Queen, pray for us.St. Michael, the Archangel, our Patron, Protector, and Prince of Spiritual Warfare, etc.The Apostle St. Paul, our secondary Patron and Protector, our doctor and General of Spiritual Warfare,The Prophet St. Elijah, our holy father in the faith,St. Ignatius Loyola, our Spiritual Director, Retreat Master, and Patron of Reform and Spiritual Integrity,St. Louis de Montfort, our Doctor and Director of Marian spirituality,St. Francis of Assisi, our Director of Apostolic and Missionary Works, and model of love and compassion,St. Benedict, our Director of Prayer, and our model of common sense, work, and Community life,St. Francis de Sales, doctor of the Church, apologist to wayward Catholics, and our model of tenacity and resolve,St. Maximilian Kolbe, martyr and our model of sacrifice,St. Dymphna, martyr and our model of fidelity,Bl. Brandsma, martyr and modern day Elijah, our model of holiness, courage and faith in the face of evil,
All Saints of our Charism,Our Guardian Angel,All Saints and Angels of Heaven,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciouslyhear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,Have mercy on us.
Christ hear us,Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, all you Saints of our Charism,That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
May the glorious merits of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of the Archangel Michael, our holy Father Elijah, and of Sts. Ignatius, Montfort, Francis, and Benedict, and all the Saints of our charism make our offerings acceptable to Thee. Grant us Thy grace, O Father, that perfect resignation to Thy Holy Will may be with us, and labor with us, and continue with us to the end. Grant us always to desire and will that which is most acceptable to Thee and which pleases Thee best. Help us to be holy as Thou are holy. Help us to mortify our human nature that we may be clothed with Your divine nature. Let Thy Will be ours, and our will always follow Yours and agree perfectly with it. May all that we do and all that we are be done and lived to Your greater Glory. Amen.