The Rosary, Sub tuum praesidium, and the St Michael the Archangel prayer

 Image: Our Lady of the Rosary with Saints by Unknown Artist. Brooklyn Museum.

Image: Our Lady of the Rosary with Saints by Unknown Artist. Brooklyn Museum.

Our Lady of the Rosary, Pray for Us!

Prayers in time of Spiritual Turbulence


October 7, which falls on Sunday this year, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which commemorates victory of the Holy League over invading Turks at the Battle of Lepanto. Pope St Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, after a campaign for the faithful throughout Europe to pray the rosary on the day of the battle. 

Pope Francis has asked all the faithful in this time of "spiritual turbulence" to pray the rosary daily during the month of October, and also the Marian prayer Sub tuum praesidium and the St Michael the Archangel prayer.

  • How to recite the Rosary (pdf).

  • Sub Tuum PraesidiumWe fly to Thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

  • Prayer to St. MichaelSaint Michael 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, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.