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Praying the St. Michael Prayer Privately

In the the Archdiocese of Hartford 2022

Archbishop Blair's letter Letter of November 2022

As of the first Sunday of Advent 2022, November 26/2, in a letter read at Masses, Archbishop Blair has directed that a prayer for vocations replace the praying of the St. Michael prayer after Masses. He hopes that we will pray the St. Michael prayer privately. The letter is read in this video. You can also read it here

Confused? Someone else was too and sent a question to the blog of canon lawyer Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.. You can read her answer here

Painting of St. Michael the Archangel

History of the Prayer to St. Michael

The prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII after an experience at the foot of the altar in the 1880's. Read more about it here and here.

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