The Grandeurs of St Michael
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This book was first written in 1869 by Don Nicola Ricci in Procida, Italy.
It was "rediscovered" and revised and reprinted on the advise of Padre Pio to his spiritual daughter, Lina Fiorellinni. A priest friend of hers took on this project Fr. Cosimo Petino and then another priest reprinted it in 1958 , Fr Marcel Bouzon.
Page 1 of the book of "The Grandeurs of Saint Michael the Archangel"
Padre Pio always recommended devotion to St. Michael to his spiritual sons and daughters and one prayer is "The Chaplet of St. Michael".
The Chaplet of St. Michael and the Angels
Appearing to the Servant of God, Antonia d' Astonac, St. Michael revealed that he wished to be honored by nine salutations corresponding to the nine choirs of Angels and that an Our Father and three Hail Marys should be said in honor of each of these nine choirs. The Archangel promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching the Holy Table, an escort of nine Angels from each of the nine choirs. In addition, for the daily recital of these nine salutations, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy Angels during life, and after death, for those who have been holy enough to warrant a short Purgatory, deliverance for themselves and their relations.
THE CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL
V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me. [Glory Be on the medal].
[Said on the first large bead and three small beads.]
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir Powers, may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil, and not allow us to fall into temptation. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance and Faith in all good works in order that we may gain the glory of Heaven. Amen.
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 hereafter to the eternal glory. Amen.
On the four large beads nearest the medal:
O glorious Prince St. Michael, Leader and Commander of the Heavenly Host, Guardian of souls, Vanquisher of rebel spirits, Servant in the house of the Divine King, and our glorious Guide, thou art brilliant in holiness and power.
Deliver us from all evil, for we turn to thee with confidence and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more faithfully everyday.
V. Pray for us O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
R. That we may be made worthy of His promises.
Let Us Pray.
Almighty and everlasting God, since in Thy infinite goodness and mercy Thou desireth the salvation of all men, Thou hast appointed the most glorious Archangel, St. Michael Prince of Thy Church. Make us worthy, we beg of Thee to be delivered by his powerful protection from all our enemies, that we may not be overcome by them at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by St. Michael into the holy presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This, we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.