The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
St Faustina was often consoled and defended by angels who became her best friends. St Faustina’s devotion to the holy angels helped her in many situations, including making her confession which was at times difficult for her. (D 175) Confessing one’s sins multiplies the grace of healing. When we meet Jesus, present in confession, we develop our friendship with the Son of God, there is no need for us to be afraid. One day Jesus said to Sister Faustina “If it were not for this imperfection you would not have come to me”.
We pray the Angelic Chaplet through the intercession of St Michael and the different celestial Choirs one by one:
The Seraphim: may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. The Cherubim: may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection. The Thrones: may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. The Dominions: may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. The Powers: may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. The Virtues: may the Lord deliver us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation. The Principalities: may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. The Choir of Archangels: may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works, in order that we gain the glory of Paradise. The Choir of Angels: may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory.
This is a powerful chaplet. I encourage you to call on your guardian angel for help and protection for yourselves, for your families and friends.
I assure you of the constant prayer of the priests of the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel for all the readers and their families. We also pray that this magazine helps us all to be in touch with these spiritual beings, messengers from a Loving God.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA