Tomorrow, September 29, marks the Feast of the Archangels, an important and beautiful feast for the Church. Considering the incredible power God has bestowed on these saints - the power to defend against evil (Michael), to protect during childbirth and pregnancy (Gabriel), and to heal and maintain good health (Raphael) - they are vital to a mother's needs throughout her life on this earth.
I don't think I can number the instances I've been protected by the archangels during my childhood and adult life. When I have more time I will share some of those stories. In the meantime, some wonderful ideas for celebrating their feast can be found in the link above.