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St. Patrick’s Breastplate – Rewards of God

Stanza 6 Today I interpose all these powers between myselfAnd every harsh pitiless power which may come against my body and my soul,Against the predictions of false prophets,Against the black laws of paganism,Against the crooked laws of heretics,Against the encirclement of idolatry,Against the spells of women and smiths and druids,Against every knowledge which harms a…

St. Patrick’s Breastplate – Invocation

Today I gird myself with a mighty power,Invocation of the Trinity.Belief in the threeness, affirmation of the oneness.In the Creator’s presence. Note – The entire prayer can be found here – https://stbrendanschurch.org/st-patricks-breastplate-1/ As the Celt prays this caim, she physically turns in a circle, so that her body joins her voice and mind in prayer. A…

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

St Patrick’s Breastplate – Faeth Fiada (The Deer’s Cry)Translation by John Carey Stanza 1Today I gird myself with a mighty power,Invocation of the Trinity.Belief in the threeness, affirmation of the oneness.In the Creator’s presence. Stanza 2Today I gird myselfWith the power of Christ’s birth together with his baptism,With the power of his crucifixion together with…

Good Friday Homily

Good Friday – Jn 18:1-19:37 Almighty God, we beseech you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for…

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday – John 13:1-15 Almighty Father, whose most dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it in thankful remembrance of Jesus Christ our Savior, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who lives…