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Ancient Prayer to Our Lady

Ancient Prayer

TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN

(Translated from the Irish of the Eighth Century.)

O GREAT Mary,
Mary, greatest of Marys,
Most great of women, 469 more words

Philomena's forgiveness softens even the most cynical

I was thankful that Philomena encouraged me. The story of this movie could be so dark (or so sappy), I was thankful there was some light at the end of it. 650 more words

Essays

I'm Irish? Well That Explains A Lot

All my life growing up I was told that I was German. 100% German. Grandpap spoke German after all. Yep, nothing but German.

Yeah, but what about Grandma saying she was Irish Catholic? 295 more words

Humor

Why are there so many Irish people in America?

A lot of Irish Americans can trace their roots back to the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s and 1850s. In the Irish language, it’s called an Gorta Mór. 272 more words

Family

Happy St. Patrick's Day: "Race" and the "True Celt"

I’m currently finishing off my Griffintown manuscript, and continuing the endless revisions of the PhD dissertation it was based on.  By this point, “based on” is loose, like when movies claim to be based on a book, but you can’t really see the book in the movie.  573 more words

Research

St. Patrick's Day 2014: Parade, History, Facts, And Religious Significance Of The Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day is best known for parades, beer, and turning rivers green, but the holiday has a long history that’s more somber than its current incarnation. 363 more words