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The Daily Dish: September 24, 2015

The Daily Dish: September 24, 2015


Check out what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.

Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.

Today’s first course?

This biscuit invention making the rounds on the Internet is so clever we wish we would have thought of it. That’s right; an Italian designer invented the best way to eat Nutella! You know if nobody was watching you’d just stick your finger in the jar to scoop out the delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread. Not only can you use these amazing finger biscuits to dunk into the jar, but they also enable you to scrape the bottom to get every last bit. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Now, we’ve seen our fair share of over-the-top cakes, but this literally takes the cake. Artist Maria Aristidou has been recreating famous paintings such as Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Edvard Munch’s The Scream 1893 in a project called “Art on Cakes” for the Vienna Boutique Cake Gallery in Cyprus. You can find a link to all of the artist’s mouthwatering creations on Instagram on The Daily Meal.

Last, to pay homage to the beloved Mexican dish, The Daily Meal just released its third-annual ranking list of America’s best burritos! This year’s winners are located in 13 states, with California the best-represented. It scored 12 spots! Some burritos that made the cut include The Flying Burrito at Juan's Flying Burrito in New Orleans and the green chile burrito at The Shed in Santa Fe. You’ll have to read the story to find out the best burrito in America.

And that’s today's Daily Dish. Thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.


Activities (16)

Old Calendar: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas Day)

The liturgy celebrates the feast of these three archangels who are venerated in the tradition of the Church. Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "[T]he existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls "angels" is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition."

Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. Angels are celestial or heavenly beings, on a higher order than human beings. Angels have no bodies and do not depend on matter for their existence or activity. They are distinct from saints, which men can become. Angels have intellect and will, and are immortal. They are a vast multitude, but each is an individual person. Archangels are one of the nine choirs of angels listed in the Bible. In ascending order, the choirs or classes are 1) Angels, 2) Archangels, 3) Principalities, 4) Powers, 5) Virtues, 6) Dominations, 7) Thrones, 8) Cherubim, and 9) Seraphim.

St. Michael
The name of the archangel Michael means, in Hebrew, who is like unto God? and he is also known as "the prince of the heavenly host." He is usually pictured as a strong warrior, dressed in armor and wearing sandals. His name appears in Scripture four times, twice in the Book of Daniel, and once each in the Epistle of St. Jude and the Book of Revelation. From Revelation we learn of the battle in heaven, with St. Michael and his angels combatting Lucifer and the other fallen angels (or devils). We invoke St. Michael to help us in our fight against Satan to rescue souls from Satan, especially at the hour of death to be the champion of the Jews in the Old Testament and now Christians and to bring souls to judgment.

This day is referred to as "Michaelmas" in many countries and is also one of the harvest feast days. In England this is one of the "quarter days", which was marked by hiring servants, electing magistrates, and beginning of legal and university terms. This day also marks the opening of the deer and other large game hunting season. In some parts of Europe, especially Germany, Denmark, and Austria, a special wine called "Saint Michael's Love" (Michelsminne) is drunk on this day. The foods for this day vary depending on nationality. In the British Isles, for example, goose was the traditional meal for Michaelmas, eaten for prosperity, France has waffles or Gaufres and the traditional fare in Scotland used to be St. Michael's Bannock (Struan Micheil) — a large, scone-like cake. In Italy, gnocchi is the traditional fare.

Patron: Against temptations against powers of evil artists bakers bankers battle boatmen cemeteries coopers endangered children dying Emergency Medical Technicians fencing grocers hatmakers holy death knights mariners mountaineers paramedics paratroopers police officers radiologists sailors the sick security forces soldiers against storms at sea swordsmiths those in need of protection Brussels, Belgium Caltanissett, Sicily Cornwall, England Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida England Germany Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Papua, New Guinea Puebla, Mexico San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sibenik, Croatia Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Symbols: Angel with wings dressed in armour lance and shield scales shown weighing souls millstone piercing dragon or devil banner charged with a dove symbolic colors orange or gold.

St. Gabriel
St. Gabriel's name means "God is my strength". Biblically he appears three times as a messenger. He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning the Messiah. He appeared to Zachary when he was offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth of his son, St. John the Baptist. St. Gabriel is most known as the angel chosen by God to be the messenger of the Annunciation, to announce to mankind the mystery of the Incarnation.

The angel's salutation to our Lady, so simple and yet so full of meaning, Hail Mary, full of grace, has become the constant and familiar prayer of all Christian people.

Patron: Ambassadors broadcasting childbirth clergy communications diplomats messengers philatelists postal workers public relations radio workers secular clergy stamp collectors telecommunications Portugal Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Archangel sceptre and lily MR or AM shield lantern mirror olive branch scroll with words Ave Maria Gratia Plena Resurrection trumpet shield spear lily symbolic colors, silver or blue.

St. Raphael
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael comes to us from the book of Tobit. His mission as wonderful healer and fellow traveller with the youthful Tobias has caused him to be invoked for journeys and at critical moments in life. Tradition also holds that Raphael is the angel that stirred the waters at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda. His name means "God has healed".

Patron: Blind bodily ills counselors druggists eye problems guardian angels happy meetings healers health inspectors health technicians love lovers mental illness nurses pharmacists physicians shepherds against sickness therapists travellers young people young people leaving home for the first time Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington.

Symbols: Staff wallet and fish staff and gourd archangel young man carrying a staff young man carrying a fish walking with Tobias holding a bottle or flask symbolic colors, gray or yellow.

    This is a good feast to learn more about the angels. Children especially are fascinated by these celestial beings. The best place to start is the Catechism of the Catholic Church,nos. 328-336 to see the teachings of the Church on angels. John Paul II also did a Catechesis on the Angels during his General Audiences from July 9 to August 20, 1986.