In our mission, and in our research, we have always strived to present as much truth and correct content as possible. It is not easy and in particularly when there are loads of websites which never states its source, or from where it copied the material.

The Archangle St. Michael prayer, part of the Leonine prayers is an important prayer and we believe that there is a clear reason why it was removed from a low-mass. 

So, which prayer is then the correct and the ones we ought to use?

The standard St. Michael the Archangel prayer is quite common, both in the local language and in Latin, but we have realized that there are a few differences. It may be a fine-line and miniscule difference between the oe and the ae spelling. We will try to keep it consistent.

Is there for example a difference between prowl around, or roam around?

Now, that is a different matter and meaning and our belief is that the evil spiritis are not just wandering around, trying to find a target. We believe they are fully aware of where they are heading and waiting for an opportunity. 

After quite some research, we found the longer version in the Raccolta, edition 1903 and we decided that we will use that one. The authentic long version longer prayer to St Michael the Archangel is only in English.

We are also fully aware that you should never pray the exorcism prayers or even touch any of it, because we as lay people are untrained and unaware of the power against us. Therefore, we also decided to find the prayers that we as lay people can pray. 

Even if we present the longer prayer, we are used to pray the standard "Leonine" Archangel Michael prayer and we will stick with it too. Personally, we like to pray it in Latin. Latin is the official church language, and it is also a holy language as it was one of the languages on the sign on the Cross at Calvary. We have learnt that exorcists use Latin so there must be some potent strength praying it in Latin.


Feast day of St Michael Archangel, or Michaelmas, is on Sept 29.


The longer version, Raccolta 1903.



Chaplet of St. Michael (Sept. 20 - Sept. 28)


Prayer to Archangel St. Michael

Sancte Michael Archángele,

defénde nos in prælio;

contra nequítiam

et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.

Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur;

tuque, Princeps militiae cæléstis,

Sátanam aliósque spíritus malignos,

qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,

divina virtúte in inférnum detrúde.


Saint 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 Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Prayer to St Michael the Archangel

(authentic long version)

Raccolta 1903, p. 364-366, Pope Leo XIII (1888)


Most glorious prince of the heavenly hosts, Archangel St. Michael, defend us in the battle and in the tremendous struggle we carry on against the Principalities and Powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness and all evil spirits. Come to the help of man, whom God created immortal, fashioned to his own image and likeness, and rescued at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. With the great army of the holy angels fight to-day the battle of the Lord as thou didst of old fight against Lucifer, the leader of the proud, and his apostate angels, who were powerless against thee, and they had no longer a place in heaven ; and that monster/ the old serpent who is called the devil and Satan, that seduces the whole world, was cast into hell with his angels. But now that first enemy and homicide has regained his insolent boldness. Taking on the appearance of an angel of light, he has invaded the earth, and, with his whole train of evil spirits, he is prowling about among men, striving to blot out the name of God and of his Christ, to capture, to destroy, to drag to eternal perdition the souls destined to the crown of eternal glory. That malignant dragon is pouring abroad, like a foul stream, into the souls of men of ruined intellect and corrupt heart the poison of his wickedness, the spirit of lying, of impiety and blasphemy, the pestilent breath of impurity and of all vice and iniquity. Most cunning enemies have filled with bitterness and drenched with gall the Church, the Spouse of the Lamb without spot, and have lifted impious hands against all that is most sacred in it. Even in the holy place where the See of Blessed Peter and the chair of truth was set up to enlighten the world, they have raised the abominable throne of their impiety with the iniquitous hope that the Shepherd may be stricken and the flock scattered abroad.

Arise, then, unconquerable Prince, defend the people of God against the assaults of the reprobate spirits, and give them the victory. Holy Church reveres thee as its guardian and patron ; it glories in thee as its defender against the malignant powers of hell ; to thee God has committed the souls that are to be conveyed to the seats of the Blessed in eternal happiness. Pray, then, to the God of peace, that he may put Satan under our feet, so completely vanquished that he may no longer be able to hold men in bondage and work harm to the Church. Offer up our prayers before the Most High, so that the mercies of the Lord may prevent us, and lay hold of the dragon, the old serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and hurl him bound in chains into the abyss where he may no longer seduce the souls of men.



V. Behold the Cross of the Lord, fly ye hostile ranks.


R. The Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has conquered.


V. May thy mercies, O Lord, be fulfilled in us.


R. As we have hoped in thee.


V. Lord, hear my prayer.


R. And let my cry come unto thee.


Let us pray

O God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon thy holy name and humbly beseech thy clemency, that, through the intercession of the ever immaculate Virgin and our Mother Mary, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, thou wouldst vouchsafe to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits that are prowling about the world to the great peril of the human race and the loss of souls.



His Holiness, Leo XIII., Motu Proprio, September 25, 1888,

granted to the faithful who recite the above prayer

An indulgence of three hundred days, once a day.