I simply love it when an extra-special feast day falls on a Friday. It's like a mini-vacation within the liturgical calendar to really bring the day to it's full meaning and celebration. I'm not sure why I feel this way, probably as it's the end of the week and we can relax knowing we've done most of our major academics or learning throughout the week so it feels more like a little holiday to celebrate a feast at the onset of the weekend!
We had a lovely morning doing our "Candle Craft" that Seamus helped me to decide on. One candle to decorate for each of the Archangels. While the chidlren were decorating and creating their Archangel candle, I read from various sources about Michaelmas Day and how it's celebrated around the world. I also read from HIlda von Stockum's Angels Alphabet (one of my personal faves) each of the beautiful Archangels poems and we used these for copywork as well! I should also mention that we started our day with French Toast with Blackberries and Whip Cream, truly decadent and yummy!!
Here are some photos of our celebration:
Here they are working on their candles (we LOVE Modge-podge by the way!)
Here is violets with the tissue paper first applied.
Here is her finished candle with cross, roses, and lid decorated for St. Raphael, notice how the center pink bead looks like a medicine jar!
Here are the three finished candles. Seamus has the St. Michael Candle and Matthias has St. Gabriel. They are lovely aren't they!!
Hope you had a wonderful feast day and may God continue to shed His light upon your days!!