Feast day: September 29
Patron saint of: grocers, soldiers, doctors, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness
Patron saint of: messengers, telecommunication workers, postal workers
Patron saint of: travelers, the blind, and bodily ills, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, matchmakers, Christian marriage, and Catholic studies
simple + easy ways to live liturgically
Legend has it that when St. Michael threw Satan out of Heaven (Revelation 12), the devil landed on a blackberry bush, which he then spit on and cursed.
Traditionally, the feast of the Archangels (aka Michaelmas) is the last day to pick blackberries "before the devil has the chance to spit on them" and they turn sour.
Treat yourself and/or your family to some blackberries today.
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Or, even simpler, buy a pre-made rotisserie chicken at the store. And cook up some frozen carrots.
For extra fun, you can even add in some fresh baked traditional St. Michael’s Bannock bread. (Basically regular bread with some sugar and raisins/currants)
For centuries this holy day celebrating the archangels was called Michaelmas, the day the faithful went to Saint Michael’s Mass.
Fun fact: Michaelmas is pronounced
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