(By Ven. Louis Edward Cestac)
August Queen of Heaven, Mistress of Angels, who hast been commissioned by God with power to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech thee to send forth the legions of Heaven, that under thy command they may seek out all evil spirits, everywhere put them to flight, curb their insolence, and hurl them back into the abyss.
Who is like unto God?
Holy Angels and Archangels, defend and keep us.
O good and tender mother, thou shalt ever be our love and our hope.
O Mother of God, send the holy Angels to defend me, and drive far away from me the cruel enemy.
300 days indulgence once a day. (Pius X, July 8, 1908)
Imprimatur: L. C., Epus Salford, 22nd Oct. 1915.
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 few conditions required by God Himself for obtaining favours.”
Then the Blessed Virgin communicated the above prayer, bidding her to have it printed and to distribute it everywhere.