Holy Father Calls us to Prayer
The Holy Father has called all the faithful to pray the Rosary on a daily basis during October, the Month of the Rosary. Pope Francis asks us for prayers to Our Blessed Mother and St Michael the Archangel to protect the Church from the attacks of the devil. He has encouraged the use of a number of prayers in this fight against evil. The Sub Tuum Praesidium and the prayer to St Michael the Archangel. Members of the Order are encouraged to read the Vatican Press Release and join the Faithful in prayer this October for the Holy Father’s intentions.
Deus Lo Vult
“Sub tuum praesidium confugimus Sancta Dei Genitrix. Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus, sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo Gloriosa et Benedicta.”
[We fly to Thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin].
“Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio; contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude. Amen.”
[Saint Michael 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 prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen].