Devotional Knights are people of quiet prayer. The Knights of St Michael the Archangel are overseen by the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel. During a trial period of three months the candidate should follow all the rules of this devotion. Many knights read “The Angels – Messengers from a loving God” magazine to gain more knowledge on the spirituality of the angels and Divine Mercy. This devotion is officially known as the Devotional Knights of St Michael the Archangel and overseen by the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel. The main task of the knights is to proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ over Satan. The knights are sent on a mission to expiate God for the sins of humankind and to obtain the conversion of sinners. They aim to achieve this by reciting the prayer of St Michael the Archangel to defend us in the day of battle.
This simple prayer of exorcism is said every day to keep away evil spirits from oneself, the Church and the whole world, particularly from those that are tempted and possessed by Satan. To help one another devotional Knights say a prayer for each other every day.
Admission to the Knighthood of St Michael the Archangel
After a trial period of three months the candidate makes the following promise themselves to God.
I, (your name) a repentant sinner, renounce Satan and resolve to follow Jesus Christ. I express my faith in the Holy Trinity and the Holy Church. After my trial period, today in the presence of God, St Michael and the Holy Angels, I promise to be a Knight of St Michael to the end of my life and to take part in the spiritual battle for the salvation of souls. I entrust myself to St Michael as my Patron and Protector in this devotion.
My weapons are:
- Daily Bible reading
- Daily exorcism prayer to St Michael
- Daily angelic chaplet to St Michael
- Fast each Friday on bread and water (or a good deed if a fast is impossible)
- Monthly Reconciliation
- Monthly Eucharist Adoration
- Nine day Novena to St Michael before the feast day on 29th September.
May God help me to fulfil this devotion.
St Michael the Archangel pray for me.
The Devotional of the Knights of St Michael the Archangel was approved on 15th August 2013.
Fr Kazimierz Tomaszewski CSMA, Superior General approved this version two of the original Knighthood, which was approved on 8th July 2003.