Invitation to pray the Chaplet of St. Michael
Invitation to pray the Chaplet of St. Michael during the month of September
The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor the great Archangel, St. Michael, along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? God has revealed to us the He has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). It is likely there are more details we do not know or understand about the Angels, but this the information that God has revealed for us to believe. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.
The history of the Chaplet of St. Michael goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael.
He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the Holy Angels during life, and after death deliverance from Purgatory for themselves and their relations. (adapted from www.ewtn.com)
During the month of September, the month of the Holy Angels, let us honor St. Michael and the Nine Choirs of Angels!
In Christ through Mary,