St. Patrick

I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.”

“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.”

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

-St. Patrick, missionary to Ireland

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, Ireland

Certain

“I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God.” ~ Saint Patrick

Round tower and one of many celtic crosses at Clonmacnoise. The River Shannon in the background. Clonmacnoise was a monastery established in 548 AD by St. Ciaran. Photograph – Ed Lyons, 2015.

The Shield of Christ

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Protection.  Safety.  Victory.  Power.  Love.  Righteousness.  Forgiveness.  Life eternal.

The Shield of Christ.

“He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”  – Proverbs 30:5b

“Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.” – St. Patrick’s Lorica

Comfort, peace.  Love, Lisa

 

*Celtic high cross, Clonmacnoise, Ireland.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

2172Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!  I am thankful for all the people, like St. Patrick, who have shared the amazing news of how much God loves us.  That’s a great thing to celebrate.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

*St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, July 2001*

Before me, Beside me

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Christ be with me, Christ be within me

Christ behind me, Christ before me

Christ beside me, Christ to win me

Christ to comfort me, Christ above me

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger

Christ in hearts of all that love me

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger

– St. Patrick, Irish cleric

This Gaelic prayer is deep and beautiful.  May the love of Christ surround you today.  Blessings, Lisa