Chaplet of St Michael the Archangel
We used Multicoloured Austrian crystal glass beads 8 x 6mm. 9 colours in all for the 9 choirs of angels. Each bead is capped with tiny flower silver plated caps, which in turn has tiny red glass seed beads on either side. The Salutation beads have larger silver plated ornate caps.All metal elements are silver plated.
Measures 49cm in length
presented in a little box
prayer sheet included
Our Speciality rosarys and chaplets are handmade in South Africa. We take care to ensure that these rosaries are UNIQUE in design. Therefore we only have one listed rosary under our special rosaries, and usually a limited edition of our Chaplet design. We also take pride in using good quality beads, chain, pins, center pieces and crucifix's. We make to order to your specific needs and requests.
Promises of St. Michael
(Whoever would practice this devotion in his honour would have, when approaching the Holy Table, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the Choirs. In addition, for the daily recital of these nine salutations, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life, and after death deliverance from Purgatory for themselves and all their relations.)
~ ORIGIN of the PRAYER ~
OCTOBER 13 1884 - POPE LEO XIII
Pope Leo XIII was just finishing Mass. As he turned to walk away from the Tabernacle, he collapsed. Those present were afraid for his life, thinking he was dead. When he came to, he shared what he had experienced in a vision. (This event percussed by 33 years - to the day - the sun dancing in the heavens at Fatima.)
He heard noise in front of the Tabernacle. It was a confrontation between Jesus and Satan. Satan told Jesus if given time and enough power, he would destroy the Church. Jesus asked in return, 'How much time and how much power?' Satan's reply was one century and more influence over those who would follow him. The Holy Father said he heard Jesus say "So be it." And the 20th century was given to Satan as a time of testing. The Holy Father was so shaken he began to combat this vision with many things. 3 of which follow:
1 He wrote PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
2. He gave 20th CENTURY to the HOLY SPIRIT
3 He wrote 13 ENCYCLICALS On the ROSARY, KNOWING THE POWER BEHIND IT.
4. And he said: 'The Rosary is the weapon that will defeat Satan'
FIDENTEM PIUMQUE ANIMUM
Excerpts from (On the Rosary) by Pope Leo XIII
2. The form of prayer We refer to has obtained the special name of "Rosary, “as though it represented by its arrangement the sweetness of roses and the charm of a garland. This is most fitting for a method of venerating the Virgin, who is rightly styled the Mystical Rose of Paradise, and who, as Queen of the universe, shines therein with a crown of stars. So that by its very name it appears to foreshadow and be an augury of the joys and garlands of Heaven offered by her to those who are devoted to her. This appears clearly if we consider the nature of the Rosary of Our Lady.
Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII Promulgated on 20 September 1896