It’s time to celebrate!
September 29th is the Feast of Michaelmas.
Michaelmas is also known as the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, or the Feast of the Archangels. At the beginning of time, God created a hierarchy of angels. Their purpose is to contemplate God night and day, and to communicate his will to mankind. The three archangels – Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – are the highest ranking angels. Scripture tells us of important duties and missions each archangel completed for God. St. Michael is known as a warrior and protector, St. Gabriel - a messenger, and St. Raphael - a healer.
In the hustle and bustle of today’s world, it can be easy to lose sight of the divine in the everyday. The archangels remind us of the presence of God in our lives, and his constant love and desire for us. Angels serve as messengers and guides to us, helping us on our journey to sainthood. Today we celebrate the special gift of archangels!
Time to Celebrate!
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Good news! A festive feast doesn’t need to be fussy. Here are a few easy ways to celebrate the Feast of Michaelmas:
- Print out our free Michaelmas coloring page for your saints in training to enjoy!
- St. Michael is the patron saint of police officers, St. Gabriel is the patron saint of postal workers, and St. Raphael is the patron saint of medical workers. Thank these community helpers by dropping off a treat and thank you note at your local police station, postal office, or hospital.
- Say the St. Michael the Archangel prayer and ask God to give you strength in the spiritual battle of good versus evil.
- Eat blackberries! Legend has it that when St. Michael cast Satan out of heaven, the devil landed in a prickly blackberry bush. In a fit of rage, the devil cursed and spit on the blackberries, causing them to sour and become inedible. Because of this, it is customary to end your blackberry eating season on Michaelmas – before the devil has a chance to spoil them! In honor of the archangels, add blackberries to muffins, oatmeal, or on top of a cake to celebrate!
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