Today is the Feast of the Archangels. (it's also L's 5 month birthday!)
I gave the boys holy cards this morning of Raphael and Gabriel, but somehow didn't have any for Michael. I did find a wonderful coloring page that included St. Michael's prayer for them to work on today.
We read about the angels from Saints and Angels, and will be making a devil's food cake later today for St. Michael. I also pulled out a picture of my grandfather, (who was named Gabriel) and we talked about him and his life.
I was going to make an angel's food cake, but decided to save that for the Feast of Guardian Angels on Tuesday.
I found this wonderful prayer to the angels that we'll be saying as a novena starting today. There's a special intention that we're praying for, and I have faith that we'll be taken care of.
Bless the Lord, all you His angels. You who are mighty in strength and do His will, intercede for me at the throne of God. By your unceasing watchfulness protect me in every danger of soul and body. Obtain for me the grace of final perseverance, so that after this life I may be admitted to your glorious company and with you may sing the praises of God for all eternity.
All you holy angels and archangels, thrones and dominations, principalities and powers and virtues of heaven, cherubim and seraphim, and especially you, my dear guardian angel, intercede for me and obtain for me the special favor I now ask ...
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.