Monday, September 29, 2008

Feast of the Archangels

Today was celebrated the Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. Our activities centered mainly around St. Michael, especially because we have been learning about him in our religion lessons.

We have been learning about St. Michael's defeat of the devils, and how he threw them out of heaven and down into hell. Because of this feat, we made a devil's food cake (which St. Michael will fight later in the post)

I made a printout of the Prayer to St. Michael so that the younger kids can begin to memorize it. Daddy put it up on our "religious education" wall. Everything we post on this wall seems to be learned very quickly. It is the dining room wall, behind the table, where it can always be seen.

This afternoon, I found a printout for these very cute angels. It was a last minute thing that the kids really love. They have been playing archangel puppets ever since. The next time I make them though, I will NOT print and color the side that contains the directions-whoops!

Charlotte, over at Waltzing Matilda, has been providing us with many beautiful coloring pages of saints. She graciously has given her permission to print these pictures and use them for private, family use. You can find this, plus many other saint printables, on the sidebar of Charlotte's blog.We used the St. Michael coloring page to decorate our devil's food cake. Here is the saint getting ready to slay the serpent. (along with help from Kim and Luke's angels)

Everyone took turns stabbing the cake, thus, slaying the devil.
A very important part of of feast day celebrations-YUMMY!


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Ooh! I wish I could have a piece of the chocolate cake!! I am so enjoying to see all of the different angels people made all day!

molly said...

This is so cool, and beautiful dc!