We, through this same Jesus, O most holy Trinity, glorify Thee, together with the three princely hierarchies, which surround Thy Majesty with their nine immaterial rings aswith a many-circled rampart. To tend to Thee, and to draw all things to Thee, is their common law. Purification, illumination, union: by these three ways in succession, or simultaneously, are these noble beings attracted to God, and by the same they attractthose who strive to emulate them. Sublime spirits, it is with your gaze ever fixed on highthat ye influence those below and around you. Draw plentifully, both for yourselves andfor us, from the central fires of the Divinity; purify us from more than the involuntaryinfirmities of nature; enlighten us; kindle us with your heavenly flames. For the samereason that Satan hates us, ye love us: protect the race of the Word made Flesh againstthe common enemy. So guard us that we may hereafter be worthy to occupy among youthe places left vacant by the victims of pride.-From The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.
St. Mother Theodore Guérin Traditional Latin MassCommunity in South Bend
Dedication of St. Michael theArchangel
Bless the Lord, all youHis Angels, you mightyin strength, who do His bidding, obeying Hisspoken word.
Bless the Lord, O mysoul; and, all my being, bless His holy name.V. Glory be to theFather, and to the Son,and to the Holy Ghost.R. As it was in the beginning, is now, andever shall be, worldwithout end. Amen.Bless the Lord, all youHis Angels, you mightyin strength, who do His bidding, obeying Hisspoken word.
O God, Who assignsaccording to a wondrousorder the duties of Angels and men,mercifully grant that our life on earth be guarded by those who continuallystand in Your presenceand minister to You inheaven. Through JesusChrist, thy Son our Lord,Who liveth and reignethwith thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever oneGod, world without end.Amen.