Celebrating Michaelmas

by | Sep 30, 2018 | Angels, Catholic Cuisine, Michaelmas, Shining Light Dolls, St. Michael | 0 comments

The feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels, traditionally known as Michaelmas, is celebrated each year on September 29th!

Short stories about “Saint Michael, the Archangel” and “Saint Gabriel, the Archangel” can be found in Saints for Boys (pictured above), a darling book for children by Alma Savage. Our whole family enjoys listening to The Day the Angels Fell, a dramatized audio production with exciting sound effects, which can be purchased and downloaded from Regina Martyrum Productions!

In addition to serving something made with blackberries, one of our favorite traditions each year (at least since 2008) is baking Devil’s Food Cupcakes to celebrate a certain nameday in our home! This year our older girls baked and decorated the cupcakes. We always serve them with little swords to stab the cupcake and help St. Michael defeat the “devil”!

We love turning our leftover Michaelmas cupcakes into a lion for tomorrow’s feast of St. Jerome!

St. Gabriel the Archangel • St. Michael the Archangel • St. Raphael the Archangel

“Make yourself familiar with the Angels, and behold them frequently in spirit. Without being seen, they are present with you.” 
– St. Francis de Sales
Our tiny baby girl, who still fits her size 6 mth pajamas from last Christmas, loves playing with Shining Light Dolls
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host – by the Divine Power of God – cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Happy Michaelmas!


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