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538 • Conclusion and Appendices

Prayer to St. Michael

the Archangel

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,

thrust into hell Satan and all evil

spirits who wander the earth

seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer to One’s

Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

to whom God’s love commits

me here,

ever this day be at my side,

to light and guard, to rule and

guide. Amen.

How to Pray the Rosary

Make the Sign of the Cross.

Holding the Crucifix, say the

Apostles’ Creed.

On the first bead, say an

Our Father.

Say three Hail Marys on each

of the next three beads. Say the

Glory Be.

Go to the main part of

the rosary. For each of the five

decades, announce the Mystery,

then say the Our Father. While

fingering each of the ten beads of

the decade, next say ten Hail Marys

while meditating on the Mystery.

Then say a Glory Be.

(After finishing each decade,

some say the following prayer

requested by the Blessed Virgin

Mary at Fatima: “O my Jesus,

forgive us our sins, save us from

the fires of hell, lead all souls to

Heaven, especially those who have

most need of your mercy.”)

After saying the five decades,

say the Hail, Holy Queen, followed

by this dialogue and prayer:

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of


R. That we may be made worthy of

the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, whose only-begotten Son,

by his life, death and resurrection,

has purchased for us the rewards

of eternal life, grant, we beseech

thee, that meditating on these

mysteries of the most holy Rosary

of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we

may imitate what they contain and

obtain what they promise, through

the same Christ our Lord. Amen.