Knights of St. Michael
(Pilgrimage of the Two Hearts through Mary’s
Ark of Salvation)
The Knights of St. Michael is a spiritual movement composed of
men and women who dedicate their lives to works of charity and mercy
in the pursuit of holiness as a way of life (“You shall be
holy; for I the Lord your God am holy” – Lev 19,2).
Firmly anchored on the pillars of the Eucharist, the maternal guidance
of the Blessed Virgin Mary and patronage of St. Michael the Archangel,
members strive for holiness so they can model their lives in Christian
perfection founded on the Beatitudes.
This spiritual movement promotes the attainment of holiness through
a life of virtues based on the salutations of the nine choirs of
angels found in the Chaplet of St. Michael. The Knights of St. Michael
is open to anyone who desires to live a deeper spiritual life, is
loyal and faithful to the Teachings of the Catholic Faith and actively
supports our Church leaders in union with the Holy Father in proclaiming
the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“For who is like God?” – St. Michael the Archangel
The spiritual movement comprises of many faithful members of the
Catholic community associated with the St. Michael Center for the
Blessed Virgin Mary, a Catholic lay apostolate based in Honolulu
Hawaii, along with other representative chapters throughout the
country. The apostolate since 1994 has actively promoted the Catholic
Faith through various evangelization efforts including broadcasting,
direct mail, publishing, prayer and parish events, conferences and
teaching seminars. The faithful and active members since 1994 of
the St. Michael Center formed the initial core group of the Knights
of St. Michael.
All are Invited
Members must have the basic understanding of the Catholic faith
and their fervent practice of it forms a spirituality that is deeply
rooted in a life of holiness which is the greatest of all virtues.
Holiness is the source of all good works and leads to higher forms
of contemplation for a deeper understanding of God’s Will
for each of us.
To live a holy life and to receive spiritual formation are core
requirements of those who are called to the spiritual army of St.
Michael. All Catholics are invited and encouraged to become a member
of this spiritual movement so they can become holy witnesses to
the Truths of the Catholic Faith. They shall bring the Gospel to
their own communities and become the light of the world amidst a
world filled with untruths, errors and moral disorder.
THE TWO HEARTS through MARY’S ARK OF SALVATION
All members of the Knights of St. Michael movement honor Mary with
the title “Mary’s Ark of Salvation” and have a
special devotion to the Two Hearts. This title is inspired by the
famous vision of St. John Bosco, when in 1862, he saw a great flagship
representing the Catholic Church with the Holy Father at the helm.
Besieged by enemy fire and in the midst of a great sea battle, victory
was obtained when the ship anchored onto two great pillars on the
ocean: on top of the left pillar, was the Holy Eucharist and on
the other pillar, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Knights of St. Michael, therefore, seek to win souls for God
by first, living a life of holiness and second, by being on a Pilgrimage
to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary under Our Lady’s heavenly
vessel “Ark of Salvation” anchoring onto the great pillars
of the Catholic Faith: the Holy Eucharist and devotion to the Blessed
Virgin Mary. Bearing the shield and sword of St. Michael, the Knights
are soldiers whose battle cry is to fight evil with holiness, to
suffer in silence and to become the Army of Light, through devotion
to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, encouraging all Catholics to carry
the Cross and their rosary. The spiritual movement is closely associated,
in their spiritual formation, with the lay community of Pilgrimage
of the Two Hearts, a Catholic lay association of the Missionaries
of Love and Peace of the Most Blessed Trinity headquartered in the
Archdiocese of Melbourne Australia.
There are over 40 saints who watch, guide and protect the Knights
of St. Michael. They serve as role models for all those who wish
to become a member and to honor St Michael as a true soldier of
“Put on the armor of God”
As a Knight of St. Michael, one strives to understand and live
a life of holiness based on the nine salutations of the choir of
angels. The salutations call upon each Knight to progress toward
a higher nature of Christian perfection by embracing many important
holy virtues and rejecting evil and sin. Each choir of angels helps
us attain that degree of perfection, as if they were leading us
up a ladder toward Heaven. The practice of these holy virtues echoes
the nine salutations, honoring the nine choirs of angels. Thus,
to become a Knight of St. Michael is to follow the ancient battle
cry: “Put on the Armor of God” (Ephesians 6).
ARE YOU A SOLIDER OF CHRIST ?
To become a Knight of St Michael members strive to learn and live
their faith to attain the virtues as outlined in the Chaplet of
St Michael in the 9 salutations in honor of the 9 choir of angels.
SALUTATION TO THE CHOIR OF SERAPHIM
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.
Consumed by the fire of love for God and neighbor, the Knights
respond to the call of perfect charity by their complete surrender
to Jesus. They are often subjected to spiritual trials that form
their souls and burn them in the furnace of love, manifesting in
them the sweet odors of obedience, patience
and humility. These Knights, in their work for St. Michael
Center experience signal graces that are special only to them. These
graces take many forms; however, the Knight must discern whether
these graces direct them toward holiness and thus must be willing
to submit themselves to spiritual counseling and obedience to legitimate
THE CHOIR OF CHERUBIM – CHRISTIAN PERFECTION
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.
Leaving the ways of sin and pursuing the paths of holiness,
the Knights accept their daily crosses and
learn to love them by uniting them with the sufferings of Christ.
Bearing their crosses silently, they regard their suffering as a
gift from God to increase in virtue and for the expiation of their
sins and the sins of the whole world.
THE CHOIR OF THRONES - HUMILITY
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
The Knights are called to imitate the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
to be meek and humble of heart. Their great love of God causes them
to have a true and sincere expression of goodness by seeing the
malice of their own faults and sins in a clearer light, using this
to glorify God. The grace of humility leads them to
perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Moved by the
Holy Spirit, they bring God’s Mercy to all, especially to
the lost and downtrodden.
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