10th August 2015
Feast Day: August 2nd.
An article in’ Family Life International Australia Ltd’ (August 2015) laments society’s “descent into the abyss”. It explains that we cannot fight this fight on our own. Following is a story that explains why we must ask our Blessed Mother, under the title of “Queen of the Angels” to ask her help in fighting these demons.
“In 1863 a Bernardine Sister was shown in spirit the vast desolation caused by the Devil throughout the world. At the same time, she heard the Blessed Virgin telling her it was true, Hell had been let loose upon the earth, and that the time had come to pray to her as Queen of Angels and to ask of her the assistance of the Heavenly Legions to fight against these deadly foes of God and men.
“But, my good Mother,” she replied, “you who are so kind, could you not send them without our asking
“No,” Our Lady answered, “because prayer is one of the conditions required by God Himself for obtaining favors.”
Then the Blessed Virgin communicated the following prayer, bidding her to have it printed and distribute it everywhere.
August Queen of Heaven, sovereign Mistress of the Angels, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the Serpent’s head, we beseech thee to send thy holy Angels, that under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.
Most holy Mother, send thy Angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us. All ye holy Angels and Archangels help and defend us. “
This prayer has a partial indulgence attached to it.
(Bishop Fulton Sheen): “How shall we overcome the Spirit of Satan except by the power of that woman to whom Almighty God has given the mandate to crush the head of the serpent.”
(St. Bonaventure): “Oh, how fearful is Mary to the Devils!”
See the websites below for more information about the power of Mary under this title:
There has been no time of greater need in History than today . As Family Life International tells us – “Let us storm heaven with our prayers, so that the holy Angels will surround us as we continue the battle.”