Today is Michaelmas, or the Feast of St. Michael – even most protestants are familiar with the start of his prayer “St. Michael, defend us in battle”. Traditionally the celebration is associated with the equinox, and harvest. It is also when quarterly debts were to be settled among other things. Well, we’ve settled our debts recently, and my dad is working on bring in the harvest. We also go to negotiate next years rental agreement for the farm with my Grandmother today – it is our battle and one I hope will have a good resolution.
So St. Michael, if you’ve got a moment, please defend us in battle today.