Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels — Day 9

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
 beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
 I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
 Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
 devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
 for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
 commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
 into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
 As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
 men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 9 Prayer

Most holy Angels, you whose zeal for the interest of God, wherever they need to be defended, carries you through the universe more rapidly than lightning, protect God’s cause in our souls, and in virtue of the Divine Blood, obtain for us the luminous grace of final perseverance. Amen.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All The Angels — Day 8

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
 beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
 I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
 Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
 devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
 for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
 commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
 into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
 As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
 men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 8 Prayer

Most noble Archangels, you who, under the command of St. Michael, guard and protect the Holy Church, deliver her from internal and external enemies. Watch over all bishops and clergy, as well as over all the children of the Immaculate of Spouse of Christ, and in virtue of the Divine Blood, obtain for us
the grace to live and die in the Faith, Hope and Charity of the Holy Church, so that we may be eternally united with its august Head, Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels — Day 7

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
 beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
 I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
 Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
 devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
 for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
 commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
 into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
 As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 7 Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the grace to joyfully dedicate everything that we do to the greater glory of God.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels — Day 6

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 6 Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may have the faith to truly entrust our lives to the loving care of our Heavenly Father.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels — Day 5

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 5 Prayer

Invincible Powers, whose mission it is to remove the obstacles to the Divine will, And to overcome its enemies, defend us against attacks of the world, the flesh and the devil, and in virtue of the Divine Blood, render us victorious in our combats against this triple power.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All The Angels — Day 4

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
 beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
 I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past in gratitude, and that of all men.  
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
 devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
 for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
 commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 4 Prayer

Supreme Dominations, ye who have authority over all the Angelic Choirs,
And are charged with the execution of God’s orders, rule over our minds and hearts, and in virtue of the Divine Blood, help us to know and faithfully to accomplish the will of God.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels — Day 3

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
 with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
 be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.  
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray:  
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.

Day 3 Prayer

Sublime Thrones, dazzling in thy beauty, Upon whom rests the Almighty and who convey His commands to the inferior Angels, obtain for us in virtue of the Divine Blood, peace with God, with our neighbor and with ourselves.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels — Day 2

2nd Day Novena Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
Be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray.
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Day 2 Prayer

Bright Cherubim, ye who are allowed a deeper insight into God’s secrets,
Dispel the darkness of our souls, and in virtue of the Divine Blood, give that supernatural light to our eyes that will enable us to understand the truths of salvation.

Amen.

Novena to St. Michael the Archangel And All the Angels – Day 1

There are as many ways to pray as there are devotions to the saints.  Perhaps even more.

Novenas are an ancient tradition of devotional praying. Those who practice this devotion in modern times are few and far between.

Maybe the active practice of praying a novena fell to the wayside because they take us back to

  • a simpler time,
  • an unsophisticated understanding of God,
  • a rudimentary understanding of spirituality and theology,
  • an uncomplicated way of life with no information overload nor hand-held technology constantly vying for our attention.

Whatever the reasons, I believe novenas can be rich tools in our spiritual journey to reconnect us with the awe and wonder of the Divine working in our lives without feeding into the false notion that gives devotions a quasi slot machine payout role in answering our prayers.

The power of praying novenas lies not in the superstitious understanding of prayer that says if we do this for nine days, then our prayers will be answered.  The power of praying novenas is the grace that is enkindled in our soul when we commit to the discipline of praying to a saint for nine days for a special intention.

Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge, nor reason. — Pope Francis

It has been decades since I prayed a novena.  The feast day of St. Michael the Archangel and All the Archangels in 9 days away on September 29th.  It is a special feast day for me.

This year, I’ve decided to pray a novena to St. Michael the Archangel.  I hope you will join me in bringing your special intention to St. Michael and asking for his intercession and guidance.

1st Day Novena Prayers to St. Michael the Archangel and All the Angels

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Novena Prayer

O all you Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated
beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,
I present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of
obtaining favors

(here specify your request)

but also as a reparation for my past ingratitude, and that of all men.
Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and
devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain
for me the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the
commencement of that blessed life which I hope to live forever
with you in heaven.

O God, who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend my life here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Amen.

Prayer of the day

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast
into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,
Be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.

I will praise You, O God, in the sight of Your Angels.
I will adore You in Your holy Temple and I will confess Your Name.

Let us pray.
O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of
men, grant in Your goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Your throne ready to do Your will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Day 1 Prayer

Ardent Seraphim, you who dwell in the eternal home of love,
Unceasingly absorbed in the rays of the Sun of Justice, we beg you in virtue of the Divine Blood, to enkindle in our hearts the holy fire with which ye are consumed.

Amen.

August 11 — Nicholas of Cusa – Theologian

I started this blog over three years ago to track and remember those men and women throughout history who helped us have a different understanding of God.  Those, who through their works or example, who helped us see the Divine in a different way.

It is rare that someone comes along who meets all of the qualifications of being a stargazer, seeker, pilgrim and saint.  Though not officially canonized by any Christian church, Nicholas of Cusa who died on this day in 1464, should be considered a saint.  He was born in 1401 and was a philosopher, theologian, jurist, astronomer, and mystic

Nicholas of Cusa became a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church and was noted for his deeply mystical writings about Christianity.  His was an instrumental voice in the field of negative or apophatic theology.  In her book Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement, Catherine Keller states, “Cusa offered as a nickname for God: posse ipsum, possibility itself.”

When I read that several weeks ago, I made note of that.  I am not an avid reader of philosophical or theological works, but that particular description of God sparked my curiosity.  Little did I know, the anniversary of the death of the man attributed to saying it would be just around the corner.

Some other quotes by Cusa that spark that curiosity of thought and meditation for me are:

I am a living shadow, and Thou the Truth… Therefore, my God, Thou art alike, shadow and Truth; Thou art alike the image and the Exemplar of myself and all men.  — Nicholas of Cusa, De visio Dei

This one really speaks to me as well:

God says to man: Be thou thyself, and I shall be thine. — Nicholas of Cusa

Another quote of his that speaks to the hard learned lessons in my own journey thus far is:

In humility alone lies true greatness, and knowledge and wisdom are profitable only in so far as our lives are governed by them. — Nicholas of Cusa

and finally:

For our intellectual spirit has the power of fire in itself.  For no other purpose is it sent by God to the earth than that it glow and grow into a flame.  When it is excited by admiration, then it grows, just as if the wind entering into a fire excited its potential to actuality.  If we apprehend the works of God, we marvel at eternal wisdom.  — Nicholas of Cusa

 

Eternal God, you blessed us with the wisdom and zeal of Nicholas of Cusa.  Through his example and intercession, spark within us the admiration and flame of Love of Thee so that we too can be heralds of your wisdom, grace and love, and just as Nicholas of Cusa did, inspire others to marvel at your wisdom and love for creation.  Amen.

Nicholas of Cusa, Pray for Us.