5 Favorite Devotions

Ute at Flowers Round the Cross tagged me for the “5 Favorite Devotions” meme.

Here are my Five Favorite:

1) Miraculous Medal and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.  This one is particularly special to me as by this devotion a very specific, very desperate prayer was answered very quickly and it had life-long implications.  Thank you, dear Lady of the Miraculous Medal!!!!


O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to thee!


2) Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  What more need I say?


3) Rosary (never prayed often enough!)


4) The Chaplet of St. Michael

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father…

+. Through 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.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through 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.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

+ Through 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 in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.

Pray one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of the 9 angelic choirs.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

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 thee with confidence and enable us by thy 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 Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, 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 Thy Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

The history of this Chaplet 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.


5) Our Lady of Sorrows

Prayers in Honor of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady, approved by Pope Pius VII

V. O God, come to my assistance;
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father…
R. As it was in the beginning…

+ I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in affliction of your tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. O dearest Mother, by your heart so afflicted, implore for me the virtue of humility and the Gift of the holy Fear of God. Hail Mary…

+ I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of your most affectionate heart during the flight into Egypt and your sojourn there.  O dearest Mother, by your anxious heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the Gift of Piety. Hail Mary…

+ I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried your troubled heart at the loss of your beloved Child Jesus.  O dearest Mother, by your exceedingly troubled heart implore for me the virtue of chastity and the Gift of Knowledge. Hail Mary…

+  I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, on account of the horror with which your mother-heart was stricken when meeting Jesus bearing the Cross.  O dearest Mother, by your exceedingly oppressed heart implore for me the virtue of patience and the Gift of Fortitude. Hail Mary…

+  I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, on account of that martyrdom which tortured your generous heart at the death-agony of Jesus.  O dearest Mother, through this thy martyred heart, implore for me the virtue of temperance and the Gift of Counsel. Hail Mary…

+  I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your tender heart, by the thrust of the lance that opened the side of Jesus and pierced His most adorable Heart.  O dearest Mother, by this vicarious transfixion of thy own heart, implore for me the virtue of brotherly love and the Gift of Understanding. Hail Mary…

+  I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, on account of that agony which racked your most loving heart at the burial of Jesus.  O dearest Mother, through this extreme torment that filled thy burdened heart, obtain for me the virtue of zeal and the Gift of Wisdom. Hail Mary…

V. Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Let intercession be made for us, we beseech You, O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the hour of our death, before the throne of Your mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother, whose most holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Your bitter Passion.  Through You, O Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns world without end.  Amen.

Now to tag 5 others (links fixed.  Sometimes wordpress acts crazy!):

KC
Emily
Jessica
Michelle
MamaMidwife

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9 Responses to 5 Favorite Devotions

  1. Michelle says:

    Never heard of the Chaplet of Saint Michael!! (Oh gosh did I just let it spill, I’m not as good a Catholic as I like to portray I am?)

  2. MimiDenise says:

    These are beautiful!

  3. mum6kids says:

    I’ve just done this meme too.
    I also included the Seven Sorrows! I thought I was the only person who had even heard of them these days. Good to see a fellow 7 sorrower. 🙂

  4. I noticed that you’d put that, too! 🙂

  5. MamaMidwife says:

    You are going to force me to blog. 🙂 I will have to put something up this week regarding devotions. I don’t even know if I *know* of 5 devotions, young Catholic that I am (confirmed 2 years ago). The St. Michael one above is AWESOME – haven’t heard of it before.

    Thanks for the tag!

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