PRAYER TO MARY, QUEEN OF THE ANGELS
[ August Queen of Heaven Prayer ]
An Indulgence of 500 days.
(S. C. Ind., July 8, 1908; S. P. Ap., Mar. 28, 1935)
August Queen of Heaven and Mistress of the Angels, thou who hast received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan: we humbly ask thee to send to us thy heavenly legions so that, under thy command, they may pursue the demons let loose upon the earth, fight them everywhere, vanquish their audacity, and drive them back into the abyss.
“Who is like unto God?”
O good and tender Mother, thou shalt ever be our love and our hope.
O divine Mother, send the Holy Angels to defend us [me] and repel far from us [me] the cruel enemy.
Holy Angels and Archangels, defend and keep us. Amen.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PRAYER
The faithful are asked to say this prayer frequently and fervently. It is of great importance given the following remarkable background:
 The prayer was dictated by the Blessed Mother herself to the holy and venerable priest, Fr. Louis–Édouard Cestac, on January 13, 1863 as a means to combat the powers of Hell.
 An exorcism prayer in itself, this is a formidable prayer for “spiritual battle” especially needed for our times when the ravages caused by the fallen angels are everywhere conspicuous and unrelenting.
 It is a prayer approved by the Church: It was recommended to the faithful by Pope Pius IX, and later indulgenced by both Popes Leo XIII and Pius X.
Note on this Translation
The [above] translation/version is faithful to the original text, vision and spirit of the prayer. The translation was based on a copy of the French prayer card printed in 1945 with the Imprimatur of the local Bishop, Leo Albertus (please see picture attached below). The prayer vividly reflects the need for “spiritual warfare” as shown in vision by the Mother of God to her servant, Fr. Cestac.
The original French version of the “August Queen of Heaven” prayer
with the Imprimatur of the [local] Bishop of Bayonne, Leo Albertus, 1945.