“So we have seen it, and so it has been fulfilled: indeed, we are witnesses that the Gospel has been preached unto those parts beyond which there lives nobody.” –St. Patrick, Confession 34

In a recent talk, “Island of Salvation: The Birth of Celtic Christianity,” Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College and frequent guest on EWTN, recounted the startling details of St. Patrick’s life that prepared him for the task of converting pagan Ireland.

The book he recommends at the beginning of the talk is edited by Henri Danielrops, The Miracle of Ireland.

The full talk is here.

The Lorica (The Cry of the Deer)

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.

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.

Feature image: Sicarr – Flickr, CC BY 2.0

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