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The Feast of the Archangels: How we are celebrating

The Feast of the Guardian Angels, also known as Michelmas, falls every year on September 29th. This feast celebrates the three named archangels in the Bible: Rafael mentioned in the book of Tobit, Michael, the prince of the heavenly hosts in Revelation, and Gabriel, the messenger who appeared to both Mary and Elizabeth announcing the birth of their sons.


Here is how we are celebrating this fun filled feast day at The Little Rose Shop:

  1. Reciting the St. Michael prayer as a family. Cozy up with our minky  St. Michael blanket , St. Michael the Archangel Prayer Pillowcase , or our St. Michael collectible doll

  2. Make a St. Michael DIY sword and have a saintly sword fight! Check out our blog Saintly Sword Fighting here for step by step instructions how.

  3. Make a St. Michael cape with our super easy to follow cut and sew project

  4. Have a special treat with blackberries! Legend has it that when St. Michael cast into hell Satan, Satan fell into a patch of thorny blackberry brambles. Ouch!                                                                                                           

If baking is not your thing, make this easy treat:


Freshly washed black berries in a little bowl

Sprinkle a small scoop of brown sugar over the top.

Pour half and half or cream over the berries and sugar.



If you ask us, this is one of the most fun filled feast days reminding us and our children of the saintly heroes in heaven who are constantly fighting for us through their intercession and prayers.


Sts. Michael, Rafael, and Gabriel, pray for us!