Monday, September 29, 2008

St Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Feast of the Archangels!

I picture the whole Heavenly Court celebrating with us today! I love this week, it is filled with wonderful feast days! St Therese, Our Guardian Angels, St Francis and today the Feast of the Archangels! St Michael is my friend. He helps me out daily. This was from my Magnificat this morning:

O Lord, the angels' sheer delight!

Their life reflects your splendor bright;

as we today their praise declare,

May we their joy forever share.

St Michael, be our refuge here,

Preserve us from all useless fear;

Through you may God his peace bestow

On all nations here below.

St Gabriel, be with us this day,

Reveal God's will to us, we pray;

As Mary once did answer you,

May our response be firm and true.

St Raphael, heal our sinful heart,

May God his grace to us impart,

And may you guide us on the way

That we may never go astray. Amen.

Usually every year we make a "devils food" cake and pierce it with our forks, like St Michael might...but this year I bought a angel food cake and we will make some pudding frosting and have that today along with something with angel hair pasta. We will also color Mathilda's beautiful pictures! On the Feast of the Guardian Angels we just might have to make angel cutout cookies and be angels ourselves and deliver them to friends!

We are SO blessed to be Catholic and know about all this Heavenly Court helping us every day!

St 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 power of God, cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits that prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

6 comments:

  1. God, of course, has set all up perfectly!

    I love the food ideas, wish I was better prepared!

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  2. Our faith is so wonderful to honor the angels. Happy "Angel" Day to you and your family.

    love,

    Christine
    (ps. fun seeing you at the book study!) I learned a lot!

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  3. Those are wonderful ideas! My youngest is a Michael-we may need to celebrate this feast today!

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  4. Thank you for the reminder of this feast day! Perfect suggestions. Thank you!

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  5. Great ideas - have fun - celebrate all the goodness He provides! I wish I were a neighbour (NOT just 'cos I might rake in some of those cookies you mentioned, but that would be nice all the same).

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  6. I love the way you and your family celebrate the liturgical year. It is fun to be Catholic, isn't it?

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