St.Patrick's Day

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  1. Katfalls

    Katfalls Powers

    Pondering St. Patrick . . .

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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I am so very pleased I will get to mass today. The only Diocese in Ireland having Public Mass. At Padraigs home Diocese.

    No accident there.

    No pubs open so no public drunkenness.

    No bad thing either.
  3. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

  4. Indy

    Indy Praying

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  5. Indy

    Indy Praying


    St. Patrick's Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to one of Ireland’s most beloved patron saints. According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.)

    More recent scholarship suggests its author was anonymous. In any case, this prayer certainly reflects the spirit with which St. Patrick brought our faith to Ireland! St. Patrick's Breastplate, also known as The Lorica of Saint Patrick was popular enough to inspire a hymn based on this text as well. (This prayer has also been called The Cry of the Deer.)

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through belief in the Threeness,
    Through confession of the Oneness
    of the Creator of creation.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
    Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
    Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
    Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
    In the obedience of angels,
    In the service of archangels,
    In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    In the prayers of patriarchs,
    In the predictions of prophets,
    In the preaching of apostles,
    In the faith of confessors,
    In the innocence of holy virgins,
    In the deeds of righteous men.

    I arise today, through
    The strength of heaven,
    The light of the sun,
    The radiance of the moon,
    The splendor of fire,
    The speed of lightning,
    The swiftness of wind,
    The depth of the sea,
    The stability of the earth,
    The firmness of rock.

    I arise today, through
    God's strength to pilot me,
    God's might to uphold me,
    God's wisdom to guide me,
    God's eye to look before me,
    God's ear to hear me,
    God's word to speak for me,
    God's hand to guard me,
    God's shield to protect me,
    God's host to save me
    From snares of devils,
    From temptation of vices,
    From everyone who shall wish me ill,
    afar and near.

    I summon today
    All these powers between me and those evils,
    Against every cruel and merciless power
    that may oppose my body and soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of pagandom,
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
    Christ to shield me today
    Against poison, against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

    Christ 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 when I lie down,
    Christ when I sit down,
    Christ when I arise,
    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.

    [Note that people sometimes pray a shorter version of this prayer just with these 15 lines about Christ above. The conclusion follows below.]

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through belief in the Threeness,
    Through confession of the Oneness
    of the Creator of creation.

    When St. Paul referred to putting on the “Armor of God” in his letter to the Ephesians (6:11) to fight sin and evil inclinations, he could have been thinking of prayers just like this one! We may not wear combat gear in our daily lives, but St. Patrick's Breastplate can function as divine armor for protection against spiritual adversity.
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  6. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

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  7. Adoremus

    Adoremus Powers

    Yes. Divine justice will not allow a mockery to be made of this great Saint.
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  8. AED

    AED Powers

    Powerful powerful prayer. We should all pray this every day.
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  9. AED

    AED Powers

    This sounds like real truth Garabandal. St Patrick is speaking in his own way. May he intercede for all of us to return to the one true God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
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  10. Indy

    Indy Praying

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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The readings at Mass today seemed dire and to refer to the virus.

    Did anyone notice?

    Also to Apostasy?
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  12. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Movie about Our Lady of Knock
    Tomorrow night March 18 on EWTN
    Check local schedule online
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  13. Katfalls

    Katfalls Powers

  14. Mario

    Mario Powers

    'Tis a wonderful day to consider my ancestral heritage, especially their love for St. Therese!

    O Little Flower, guide me on your Little Way!
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  15. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thank you for posting, I know you are visiting family :coffee:
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  16. Sam

    Sam Powers

    They also televised a rosary novena from Lourdes at 3:30pm and will continue it. The monsignor who lead it said Lourdes was shut down? It was eerie to see just 3 priests pray the rosary and everything empty, no other persons around at all. He said they would continue to pray the rosary every hour{or half hour from Lourdes, I forget exactly}.
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  17. AED

    AED Powers

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  18. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    On Erin's Green Valleys was the appropriate song at the end of mass tonight and how strong should we implore these words at this moment in time

    Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, thy words were once strong
    Against Satan's wiles and an infidel throng;
    Not less is thy might where in heaven thou art;
    O, come to our aid, in our battle take part."

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  19. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Not quite, HH, Geralyn and I returned home today!:)

    O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
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  20. Mario

    Mario Powers

    ...against satan's wiles and the infidel's throng!

    Yes, JoeJerk may believe he has recaptured the Emerald Isle's heart, but in the Mind of God, Padraig and Brigid will reclaim the old sod for the sake of the King and His Queen Mother!

    Safe in the Father's Arms!
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