This year’s Feast of St. Michael the Archangel holds a special Franciscan Memory. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity received an invitation to a multi-cultural Liturgy at St. Michael Parish, Milwaukee, WI.
A congregation that speaks in 6 languages, the Eucharistic celebration was open to the world. Angel banners, resembling a depiction of a St. Michael stain glass window near the main altar, were dressed with material to include the roots of all the families. There was also a dramatic recounting of Revelation: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven” (Rev. 12:7).
A social including food, song and dance followed Mass.