The Time I Made A Chaplet..

In writing the word “made” I don’t mean that I recited a Chaplet (I mean, I do recite them but I digress.) I actually crafted a real St. Michael’s Chaplet and I am so proud of myself! (I just need to get it blessed…)

And I am so happy of how easy (and cheap!) it was that I want to share it with you – whoever … reads this ….. sniff.

So I went to a Catholic Gift Shop near our place (hence the blog post yesterday) looking for a nice Saint Michael’s Chaplet for my brother for Christmas.Unfortunately the only few they had looked really breakable; and I was looking for a sturdy one, preferably one that didn’t look like a jewel-mine, all sparkly and pretty. I wanted a manly one! On top of everything the St. Michael Chaplets were $18 bucks SO! That pretty much ended my search.

But then, I figured I could just make him one (how hard could it be?). I knew I didn’t want it make out of wire, but of cord, so it wouldn’t be too difficult and it would be really sturdy. 

 So I went to Michaels. 

Oh how I detest Michaels. They have so much stuff there that it was making me dizzy. Like a gluttony of … things… BUT that is just MY opinion.

 So here is what I bought; 

 Black Parachute Cord – (I am not sure if this is the exact size I got, but it was as small as I could find.)


 Silver Etched Crafting Beads 


Final price was about six bucks. If that.

So, I had no idea how long to cut the cord; I took out about… five-six feet maybe.

Then I made a small loop, which would be where the medal of St. Michael was going to go afterwards. I cut the short leftover cord and burned it with a match a bit so it wouldn’t fray.

Then I added one of these beads as a spacer;

20161220_163937.jpg And proceeded to add FOUR of these beads, (For the following lead angels;  St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.)


After adding another spacer, I made a knot. Now, I was on the First choir of angels; so I had to start with a BIG bead. After making the knot, I put the large round bead; see above photo; and then immediately added another knot, tightly; keeping it in place.


Afterwards I added three of the rounded-square beads (see photo above), after leaving a bit of room for them to move around; I added another knot, and added another LARGE ROUND bead. This was the Second choir.


I continued until I had NINE Choirs. This part I wasn’t so sure of… attaching the end to the beginning. I knotted, and turned it, and knotted it again, until it was very tight and secure. I then cut the rest of the cord as close as possible to the knot, and carefully burned that as well.

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The Saint Michael medal, and tiny St. Benedict & Miraculous medal were added afterwards.

The St. Benedict and Miraculous medals were not necessary but; I like them so…

 Hopefully my brother likes it! He surely needs new chaplet… 

 Have You Ever Heard of the St. Michael Chaplet?

 Check out this explanation from EWTN – see below.

Saying the chaplet takes no more than 15 minutes – almost as much time as reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet

I encourage you to invoke St. Michael in your needs – even if you do not say the St. Michael Chaplet; you can still say his prayer to St. Michael which is very powerful! And has an amazing backstory! Read it here.

The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels.

What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). There may be more groupings but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.

The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d’Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life.

The Chaplet of St. Michael

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc.

[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity.

2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection.

3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility.

4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions.

5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil.

7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven.

9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

Concluding prayers:

O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence.This we ask through the merits of
Jesus Christ Our Lord.


Until next time, God bless!


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