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                  May 24, 2007

Centuries of Error and Deceit

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Centuries of Orthodox and Protestant and Masonic error and deceit have malformed billions upon billions of souls. A sense of blithe diffidence about these centuries of error and deceit has overtaken most baptized Catholics, who have come to accept the Orthodox Schism and Protestant Revolt as irreversible facts of history, if not events ordained by God Himself, and to accept Judeo-Masonry as nothing other than a "fraternal" organization seeking the betterment of "man" that poses no threat to the integrity of Faith or the true temporal good of nations and the world. Diverted by an infinite variety of bread and circuses, most Catholics, especially in the wake of the influence of the false religion of conciliarism, have come to believe that it is not necessary to seek the conversion of anyone to the Catholic Faith, that everyone goes to Heaven no matter what they believe and no matter what they have done in their lives.

The extent of nearly one thousand years of Orthodoxy and five centuries of Protestant error and deceit and nearly three centuries of Masonic error and deceit is on display every day our lives in the mecca of pluralism and religious indifferentism and Calvinist materialism and [John] Dewey pragmatism and relativism and utilitarianism and positivism and all of the other naturalist "'isms" that really had their germination in pagan, humanistic aspects of the Renaissance in the 150 years before an Augustinian monk named Father Martin Luther tacked his ninety-five theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517 (and Luther's defense of those theses at the Diet of Worms in 1521). Each of us, if you think about it, meets scores of lost souls every day, people who are the products of these centuries of error and deceit, men and women who do not understand Who God is because they do not know Him as He has revealed Himself exclusively through the Catholic Church that He Himself created upon the Rock of Saint Peter, the Pope. They think principally about the needs of the body and their bank accounts, muddling their way through their lives by seeking "salvation" in all of the wrong places (electoral politics, entertainers, athletes, sports teams, television, movies, "music," talk show hosts, "advice" columnists, psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers, New Age gurus and other forms of Eastern "mysticism," physical exercise, false religions of Protestantism or Talmudic Judaism or Mohammedanism). They are, essentially, semi-Pelagians who believe, whether or not they realize it, that they are "self-redemptive" beings who are able to stir up graces within themselves and to do "anything that they put their minds to accomplish."

Centuries of deceit and error have returned mankind to near-universal barbarism. This paragraph from Pope Leo XIII's Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, has been stood on its head by the proliferation of error and deceit just within this past century, enabled as it has been in the past forty years by conciliarism's embrace of many of the errors and deceptions of Modernity and Protestantism and Masonry, including the religiously indifferentist state:

There was once a time when States were governed by the philosophy of the Gospel. Then it was that the power and divine virtue of Christian wisdom had diffused itself throughout the laws, institutions, and morals of the people, permeating all ranks and relations of civil society. Then, too, the religion instituted by Jesus Christ, established firmly in befitting dignity, flourished everywhere, by the favor of princes and the legitimate protection of magistrates; and Church and State were happily united in concord and friendly interchange of good offices. The State, constituted in this wise, bore fruits important beyond all expectation, whose remembrance is still, and always will be, in renown, witnessed to as they are by countless proofs which can never be blotted out or ever obscured by any craft of any enemies. Christian Europe has subdued barbarous nations, and changed them from a savage to a civilized condition, from superstition to true worship. It victoriously rolled back the tide of Mohammedan conquest; retained the headship of civilization; stood forth in the front rank as the leader and teacher of all, in every branch of national culture; bestowed on the world the gift of true and many-sided liberty; and most wisely founded very numerous institutions for the solace of human suffering. And if we inquire how it was able to bring about so altered a condition of things, the answer is -- beyond all question, in large measure, through religion, under whose auspices so many great undertakings were set on foot, through whose aid they were brought to completion.


Now that the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King has been overthrown, the exact reverse of this summary of the glories of Christendom is now in full force. States are no longer government by the philosophy of the Gospel. Now it is that the power of naturalism (and all of its mutant variations) has diffused itself throughout the laws, institutions and morals of the people, permeating the ranks and relations of civil society. The religion instituted by Jesus Christ is held in contempt, having neither the favor of ruler or the legitimate protection of magistrates; separation of Church and State are the order of the day. That modern State, constituted in this wide, has produced rotten fruits beyond the average person's imagination, having indeed, by means of the disinformation and brainwashing of the mass media and the government, blotted out and obscured the glories of Christendom. Modernity has raised up new barbarous nations, changing them from a civilized to a savage condition, starting with the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn, both chemically and surgically, and including the soul-killing influence of ideologically-laden training in public schools and the fare produced by the organized forces of naturalism in Hollywood. True worship has been replaced by superstition, starting with the counterfeit church of conciliarism and its abomination of a "liturgy." Modernity welcomes the tide of the conquest of Europe by means of Mohammedan immigration and reproduction, bestowing on the world a false sense of "liberty" that is based in a libertarian sense of individualism, thereby opening the floodgates to the propagation of errors that deceive men into thinking that tat everything and anything is true except the true Faith, Catholicism.

The counterfeit church of conciliarism has embraced these errors, leaving billions of people on the face of this earth to live their lives without ever once hearing that the Catholic Church is the one and only true Church that is necessary for the salvation of their immortal souls. Proselytism, as it is called disparagingly, is forbidden in most, although not all, instances. It thus not only unnecessary but a sin against "ecumenical charity" to "raid" the flocks of Protestant sects. It is also unnecessary to seek the conversion of those steeped in the morass of a false religion, Talmudic Judaism, thus meaning that Saint Peter and the other Apostles who sought the conversion of the Mosaic Jews, a mission that began on Pentecost Sunday, had it wrong and should have realized that the Jews have a "special relationship" with God and that efforts to convert them are forbidden (Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the "preacher" to the "papal" household, wrote this exact thing in October of 2005).

It is not necessary, therefore, to believe in the Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ to know happiness in one's life. It is not necessary to adhere to the Deposit of Faith that Our Lord has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church to understand the meaning of human existence. It is not necessary to have belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace in order to sustain a life of virtue, no less to seek to climb the heights of personal sanctity. The lives of men and nations can be built on false beliefs without any consequences, whether personal or social, accruing to those who reject Our Lord and His Catholic Church. The world simply is the way it is and we must accept reality for what it is, letting the bygone era of Christendom fade from our view as we content ourselves with some kind of inter-denominational or non-denominational humanitarianism that can unite people of different beliefs into the pursuit of the common temporal good of men and their nations.

These falsehoods are, of course, the logical extension of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's refusal to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men and all nations to the true Faith, thus giving us special need to ponder these telling words of Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:

We fear that worse is to come: the end result of this developing promiscuousness, the beneficiary of this cosmopolitan social action, can only be a Democracy which will be neither Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Jewish. It will be a religion (for Sillonism, so the leaders have said, is a religion) more universal than the Catholic Church, uniting all men become brothers and comrades at last in the "Kingdom of God". - "We do not work for the Church, we work for mankind."

And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.

We know only too well the dark workshops in which are elaborated these mischievous doctrines which ought not to seduce clear-thinking minds. The leaders of the Sillon have not been able to guard against these doctrines. The exaltation of their sentiments, the undiscriminating good-will of their hearts, their philosophical mysticism, mixed with a measure of illuminism, have carried them away towards another Gospel which they thought was the true Gospel of Our Savior. To such an extent that they speak of Our Lord Jesus Christ with a familiarity supremely disrespectful, and that - their ideal being akin to that of the Revolution - they fear not to draw between the Gospel and the Revolution blasphemous comparisons for which the excuse cannot be made that they are due to some confused and over-hasty composition.

We wish to draw your attention, Venerable Brethren, to this distortion of the Gospel and to the sacred character of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God and man, prevailing within the Sillon and elsewhere. As soon as the social question is being approached, it is the fashion in some quarters to first put aside the divinity of Jesus Christ, and then to mention only His unlimited clemency, His compassion for all human miseries, and His pressing exhortations to the love of our neighbor and to the brotherhood of men. True, Jesus has loved us with an immense, infinite love, and He came on earth to suffer and die so that, gathered around Him in justice and love, motivated by the same sentiments of mutual charity, all men might live in peace and happiness. But for the realization of this temporal and eternal happiness, He has laid down with supreme authority the condition that we must belong to His Flock, that we must accept His doctrine, that we must practice virtue, and that we must accept the teaching and guidance of Peter and his successors. Further, whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and save them. Whilst He called to Himself in order to comfort them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. Whilst He lifted up the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. Whilst His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, He could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them. He was as strong as he was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body. Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross. These are teachings that it would be wrong to apply only to one's personal life in order to win eternal salvation; these are eminently social teachings, and they show in Our Lord Jesus Christ something quite different from an inconsistent and impotent humanitarianism.


Look at the people you meet each day. How many of them truly understand the purpose of human existence? Most of them have been robbed of the truths of the true Faith by the centuries of error and deceit emanating from the Renaissance and the Protestant Revolt and Judeo-Masonry and all of the naturalist ideologies that have emerged to replace the true Faith as the perverse, rotten foundation of personal and social life. Conciliarism has enabled and further institutionalized these errors, driving out millions from the ranks of Catholicism (and into the waiting arms of various Protestant and New Age sects) and leaving countless billions steeped in lives of misery and despair, knowing nothing of how to lift high the Cross in their daily lives and to give all of their sufferings to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for their sins and those of the whole world.

One of the concrete things we can do in the midst of this abyss of error and deceit into which the world has been plunged (but from which it will be rescued when Our Lady manifests the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart) is to pass out blessed Miraculous Medals and Green Scapulars to the people that God's Providence places in our paths each day. Yes, we must pray the prayer, "Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us now and at the other our death," for those to whom we hand out the Green Scapular. What's a few prayers to help a soul convert to the true Faith?

Additionally, however, we can say something quite simple to one we know to be a fallen away Catholic or a Protestant: "I will be praying to your Catholic ancestors in eternity to help you to return to the Church that saved their own souls." Although most Protestants have a sort theological and historical amnesia from 1517 backward (just as many conciliarists have the same sort of amnesia about everything that happened in the Catholic Church prior to 1962), most of them, with some a few exceptions here and there (principally to be found in those of Asian and African and Caribbean ancestry), have had Catholic ancestors somewhere back in their family tree. Reminding someone that he has Catholic ancestors might be a very efficacious means of helping him to think about the fact that most of Europe was Catholic for the better part of a millennium. Other parts were Catholic for the better part of five hundred or six hundred years.

Indeed, Pope Pius IX, writing in Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868, reminded Protestants of this precise fact in anticipation of the convocation of the Vatican Council, 1869-1870:

It is for this reason that so many who do not share “the communion and the truth of the Catholic Church” must make use of the occasion of the Council, by the means of the Catholic Church, which received in Her bosom their ancestors, proposes [further] demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital force; hear the requirements [demands] of her heart, they must engage themselves to leave this state that does not guarantee for them the security of salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of mercy most fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to dissipate the haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother Church, where their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in an exclusive way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of Jesus Christ and wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.

It is therefore by force of the right of Our supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord, which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd.(Iam Vos Omnes of Pope Pius IX at the convocation of the First Vatican Council)


Pope Pius XI wrote almost the exact same thing in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928:

Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. Did not the ancestors of those who are now entangled in the errors of Photius and the reformers, obey the Bishop of Rome, the chief shepherd of souls? Alas their children left the home of their fathers, but it did not fall to the ground and perish for ever, for it was supported by God. Let them therefore return to their common Father, who, forgetting the insults previously heaped on the Apostolic See, will receive them in the most loving fashion. For if, as they continually state, they long to be united with Us and ours, why do they not hasten to enter the Church, "the Mother and mistress of all Christ's faithful"? Let them hear Lactantius crying out: "The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind."

Let, therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set up in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles, consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is "the root and womb whence the Church of God springs," not with the intention and the hope that "the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth" will cast aside the integrity of the faith and tolerate their errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit to its teaching and government. Would that it were Our happy lot to do that which so many of Our predecessors could not, to embrace with fatherly affection those children, whose unhappy separation from Us We now bewail. Would that God our Savior, "Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth," would hear us when We humbly beg that He would deign to recall all who stray to the unity of the Church! In this most important undertaking We ask and wish that others should ask the prayers of Blessed Mary the Virgin, Mother of divine grace, victorious over all heresies and Help of Christians, that She may implore for Us the speedy coming of the much hoped-for day, when all men shall hear the voice of Her divine Son, and shall be "careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."


Writing nearly thirty-four years before Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos, Pope Leo XIII also reminded the Orthodox of their Catholic roots in Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae, June 20, 1894:

First of all, then, We cast an affectionate look upon the East, from whence in the beginning came forth the salvation of the world.  Yes, and the yearning desire of Our heart bids us conceive and hope that the day is not far distant when the Eastern Churches, so illustrious in their ancient faith and glorious past, will return to the fold they have abandoned.  We hope it all the more, that the distance separating them from Us is not so great: nay, with some few exceptions, we agree so entirely on other heads that, in defense of the Catholic Faith, we often have recourse to reasons and testimony borrowed from the teaching, the Rites, and Customs of the East.

The Principal subject of contention is the Primacy of the Roman Pontiff.  But let them look back to the early years of their existence, let them consider the sentiments entertained by their forefathers, and examine what the oldest Traditions testify, and it will, indeed, become evident to them that Christ's Divine Utterance, Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, has undoubtedly been realized in the Roman Pontiffs.  Many of these latter in the first gates of the Church were chosen from the East, and foremost among them Anacletus, Evaristus, Anicetus, Eleutherius, Zosimus, and Agatho; and of these a great number, after Governing the Church in Wisdom and Sanctity, Consecrated their Ministry with the shedding of their blood.  The time, the reasons, the promoters of the unfortunate division, are well known.  Before the day when man separated what God had joined together, the name of the Apostolic See was held in Reverence by all the nations of the Christian world: and the East, like the West, agreed without hesitation in its obedience to the Pontiff of Rome, as the Legitimate Successor of St. Peter, and, therefore, the Vicar of Christ here on earth.

And, accordingly, if we refer to the beginning of the dissension, we shall see that Photius himself was careful to send his advocates to Rome on the matters that concerned him; and Pope Nicholas I sent his Legates to Constantinople from the Eternal City, without the slightest opposition, "in order to examine the case of Ignatius the Patriarch with all diligence, and to bring back to the Apostolic See a full and accurate report"; so that the history of the whole negotiation is a manifest Confirmation of the Primacy of the Roman See with which the dissension then began.  Finally, in two great Councils, the second of Lyons and that of Florence, Latins and Greeks, as is notorious, easily agreed, and all unanimously proclaimed as Dogma the Supreme Power of the Roman Pontiffs.

We have recalled those things intentionally, for they constitute an invitation to peace and reconciliation; and with all the more reason that in Our own days it would seem as if there were a more conciliatory spirit towards Catholics on the part of the Eastern Churches, and even some degree of kindly feeling.  To mention an instance, those sentiments were lately made manifest when some of Our faithful travelled to the East on a Holy Enterprise, and received so many proofs of courtesy and good-will.

Therefore, Our mouth is open to you, to you all of Greek or other Oriental Rites who are separated from the Catholic Church, We earnestly desire that each and every one of you should meditate upon the words, so full of gravity and love, addressed by Bessarion to your forefathers: "What answer shall we give to God when He comes to ask why we have separated from our Brethren: to Him Who, to unite us and bring us into One Fold, came down from Heaven, was Incarnate, and was Crucified?  What will our defense be in the  eyes of posterity?  Oh, my Venerable Fathers, we must not suffer this to be, we must not entertain this thought, we must not thus so ill provide for ourselves and for our Brethren."

Weigh carefully in your minds and before God the nature of Our request.  It is not for any human motive, but impelled by Divine Charity and a desire for the salvation of all, that We advise the reconciliation and union with the Church of Rome; and We mean a perfect and complete union, such as could not subsist in any way if nothing else was brought about but a certain kind of agreement in the Tenets of Belief and an intercourse of Fraternal love.  The True Union between Christians is that which Jesus Christ, the Author of the Church, instituted and desired, and which consists in a Unity of Faith and Unity of Government.

Nor is there any reason for you to fear on that account that We or any of Our Successors will ever diminish your rights, the privileges of your Patriarchs, or the established Ritual of any one of your Churches.  It has been and always will be the intent and Tradition of the Apostolic See, to make a large allowance, in all that is right and good, for the primitive Traditions and special customs of every nation.  On the contrary, if you re-establish Union with Us, you will see how, by God's bounty, the glory and dignity of your Churches will be remarkably increased.  May God, then, in His goodness, hear the Prayer that you yourselves address to Him: "Make the schisms of the Churches cease," and "Assemble those who are dispersed, bring back those who err, and unite them to Thy Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church."  May you thus return to that one Holy Faith which has been handed down both to Us and to you from time immemorial; which your forefathers preserved untainted, and which was enhanced by the rival splendor of the Virtues, the great genius, and the sublime learning of St. Athanasius and St. Basil, St. Gregory of Nazianzum and St. John Chrysostom, the two Saints who bore the name of Cyril, and so many other great men whose glory belongs as a common inheritance to the East and to the West.


Joseph Ratzinger and his band of conciliarists reject these reiterations of the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church, thus leaving souls steeped in error and deceit. We overheard a woman in a restaurant in Spokane, Washington, doing what she thought was a "comparative review" of various Protestant sects, coming to the grand conclusion that each one is good for those who belong to it. Pure Americanism. Pure Modernism. Pure error. Pure deceit. And who, precisely, in the conciliar structures is going to seek to correct woman and billions like her. Oh, no, there's too much work to do to issue papers in support of the United Nations and to oppose "global warming" and oppose the imposition of the death penalty to try to help one soul, no less billions, realize that there is one true Church and outside of her ranks there is nothing but ruin and chaos, temporally and eternally. This is why we must help others, yes, even in the seemingly small, insignificant ways of passing out blessed Miraculous Medals and Green Scapulars as we pray our Rosaries with fervor and devotion for the conversion of all men and all nations to the true Church.

Those of us who have the gift of the true Faith must realize that is bestowal upon us in the baptismal font is a pure gratuitous gift from the Blessed Trinity. We can lose this gift. We can become cold and indifferent about this gift. We can become contemptuous of this gift, falling into one of the two chief sins against the Holy Ghost, Presumption or Despair. These words, uttered by Our Lord to Saint Mechtilde about what gave Him most pleasure in man, should give us pause for reflection:

"When he meditates with deep gratitude, and continually remembers all the sufferings and injuries I endured during thirty-three years; in what poverty I lived, what insults I had to support from My creatures, and finally, how much I suffered on the Cross, dying by the most bitter death for the love of man, to redeem his soul by My precious Blood, and render it My faithful spouse. Let each one be animated with as much love and gratitude for all these benefits as If had suffered them for him alone." (Very Reverend Andre Prevot, Love, Peace and Joy: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus According to Saint Gertrude, TAN Books and Publishers, pp. 99-100.)


Although the conciliarists are content to leave people in the dark about what pleases Our Lord, may we, as the consecrated slaves of His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, help people to see Who loves them and how He wants to them to live their lives as members of His true Church, how He wants them to plant the seeds through His Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart for the conversion of all men and all nations to His Divine Kingship. May it be our privilege, especially by means of the Rosaries we pray and by our fidelity to the Nine First Fridays and the Five First Saturdays, to help to eradicate centimes of error and deceit by planting the seeds for future centuries of Catholic truth, the only means by which men can be happy here below in this passing, mortal vale of tears as a preparation for the unending Easter Sunday of glory in Heaven in the presence of the Beatific Vision of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, in union with Our Lady and Saint Joseph and all of the angels and saints. My we do what the conciliar church forbids Catholics yet in their conciliar traps to do: to seek with urgency the conversion of all men and nations to the personal and Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.


Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Rita, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saints Monica, pray for us.

Saint Jude, pray for us.

Saint John the Beloved, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Saint  Scholastica, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.

Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.

Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.

Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.

Saint Dominic, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.

Saint Basil, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Saint Genevieve, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.

Francisco Marto, pray for us.

Jacinta Marto, pray for us.

Juan Diego, pray for us.


The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.  Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.  Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with  the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.  That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.  Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.  Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.  That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.  They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.  Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.  Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.  Amen.

Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

Response: As we have hoped in Thee.

Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.

Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Verse: Let us pray.  O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. 

Response:  Amen.  


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