Apples, bananas, cookies, mini-donuts and... saints?
At least that's what sometimes happens here.
Apple slice angel "wings" and (failed, yet tasty) oatmeal-applesauce donut "halos" represented Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael on one plate.
Cookies and banana slice "wings" did so on another.
These simple eats - along with more fruit and the rest of the failed donuts batter made into pancakes - acted as an invitation for my children to pause to pray, chat and eat with me.
Together, we prayed the St. Michael prayer and grace.
We recalled a few details about each archangel:
- Michael (Who is like God?) fighting against Satan and all his evil angels
- Gabriel (Strength of God) announcing the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist to Zachariah and the birth of Jesus to Mary
- Raphael (Medicine of God) taking care of Tobias on his journey
Spontaneous, simple, do-able, and delightful!
We enjoyed our celebration of the Feast of the Archangels and hope sharing about it inspires you to get creative with whatever you have in the house in order to pause for prayer and celebration this week.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense 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 other evil spirits who roam about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
O God, who dispose in marvelous order ministries both angelic and human, graciously grant that our life on earth may be defended by those who watch over us as they minister perpetually to you in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
~ The Collect