In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies,
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in “our battle against principalities and
against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the spirits of wickedness in the high places”
Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to His
and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny
of the devil.
The Holy Church venerates you as her guardian and
to you, the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed
to be led into heaven.
Pray therefore the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our
that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to
Offer our prayers to the Most High,
that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us;
take hold of “the dragon, the old serpent, which is the
devil and Satan,”
bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit
“that he may no longer seduce the nations.” [Rev. 20:2-3]