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September 29th is the Feast of the Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel


Feast of St. Michael


(Click here to recite the Chaplet of St. Michael)



Saying the Chaplet daily is very efficacious. Here are some prayers from it ... 



Concluding prayers:


O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.


Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.


Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

The daily practice of this devotion in the family group, father, mother, and children, will serve to create more harmony in the family and will result in greater peace and contentment. It will further increase piety and a greater spiritual development as well as bring down the blessing of God and the watchful care of Our Blessed Lady on all who participate in its daily recitation.
("The Submission of the Antipope Victor IV to Pope Innocent II", Painting by French Artist Antoine Favray, 1743) There have been other popes-in-exile who would have never recovered possession of the Roman See, or perhaps never even been heard of, had it not been for sympathetic Catholic political powers coming to their rescue. The Catholic world might never have known about Pope Innocent II (1130-38), whose see had been usurped for eight years, first by the antipope Anacletus II (Peter Pierleone) and later by antipope Victor IV, Pierleone's successor, had not St. Bernard of Clairvaux convinced the Holy Roman Emperor Lotharius to send his troops to Rome and force the ouster of the false pope and restoration of the rightful Pope to the Chair of Peter. (In contrast, by 1958, all the Catholic Monarchs of any significance, had either been overthrown or assassinated by the forces of Freemasonry, and thus, there was not one Catholic political power left on earth available or able to defend the claims of the rightful pope, Gregory XVII, against the usurpation of the Vatican by agents of the lodge.)

"Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death." (Inscription on Green Scapular)


(Imprimatured Pamphlet, 1956): The "Green Scapular" is not really a scapular in the true sense that it is not the badge of any religious congregation or confraternity and it is not required that it be worn over the shoulders. However, it is a convenient and popular designation.

The devotion owes its origin to an apparition of Our Blessed Lady to Sister Justine Bisqueyburu of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, in France, on the Feast of the Natvity of Our Lady, 8th September, 1840.

Sister Bisqueyburu had been orphaned at a tender age and had been adopted by a wealthy relative, who left her his fortune. Justine turned her back on wealth and worldly position and entered the novitiate on 27th November, 1839. It was her first vision of Our Lady, clothed in white with a light blue mantle, and her tresses falling over her shoulders; in her right hand she held a heart all aflame with brilliant rays and in her left hand a cord from which hung a single piece of green cloth with a picture on one side depicting Our Lady as she appeard in the vision, and on the other side a picture depicting the Immaculate Heart of Mary all aflame, pierced by a sword, surrounded by a small cross, and surrounded by the inscription: Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.


  Sister Bisqueyburu 

It was made clear to Sister Bisquayburu that this devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary would be a source of many conversions and of deep repentence and many other blessings. It was only after repeated visions and urgings that the devotion was finally established. It was approved by Pope Pius IX in 1863 and in 1870.


The "Green Scapular" may be blessed with a simple blessing by any priest and no special faculties or formula is required. It need not be worn over the shoulders but may be worn anywhere on the person, pinned to a garment, kept in a pocket or in one's room.


The invocation, Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death, should be said once a day by the person wishing to gain the benefits of the devotion for himself or herself or once a day on behalf of anyone else whom he or she wishes to benefit from the devotion if the person is not willing or is unable to make the invocation personally.


---Abridged from LE SCAPULAIRES VERT ET SES PRODIGES by Marie-Edoward Motte, C.M.

(Pamphlet: The Green Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Permissu Ordinarli Dioec, Dublinen 

die Oct. 1, 1956


Related Links:

"Revelations of Pius IX: 'The Secret' of 1958"

(From the book: "Prophecies of La Fraudais of Marie-Julie Jahenny")

"The Immaculate Heart of Mary"

"The Brown Scapular"

"We should constantly thank the Lord for having granted us the gift of the true faith, by associating us with the children of the Holy Catholic Church. How many are the infidels, heretics and schismatics who do not enjoy the happiness of the true faith! Earth is full of them and they are all lost!"
-St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church

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