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Day 18: Men of Faith, St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s story begins with him as a young boy in the midst of his schooling career in what is known as modern day England when he was captured by raiders from Ireland.   530 more words

Kevin Boyle Says Rutgers Can Be Fixed

The idea that Rutgers basketball can somehow be “fixed” by a magical savior has floated around for years and years.

It’s been a popular theme since at least the time I started working for New Jersey newspapers in 1997. 603 more words


The Book of Kells, Chi-Rho or Incarnation page

The year was AD 410, and the Roman lighthouses, or pharos, along Britain’s Channel coast went dark. The legionnaires who had for 300 years trudged up the stone stairways to keep great bonfires lit were abandoning Britain. 1,582 more words

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me...

Feeling more than slightly overwhelmed this week. Reading this always calms me down:

Lorica of St. Patrick 

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
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Saints Alive!

City Flag of the Day: London

While we often confuse England with the larger political structure of Great Britain, England is just one of the four member states of the United Kingdoms of Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.  214 more words

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CROAGH PATRICK, near Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

In the Irish language, croagh means hill or mountain.  Croagh Patrick near Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, is named after the Irish saint of the same name and is famous because it has a church at the top, as you can see above.  31 more words


Irish Mythology | Of Iconic Stones and Irish Gods

My latest article has just been published on Irish Central. It features the iconic Killycluggin Stone, reputed to be the idol of the ancient sun deity Crom Cruach. 340 more words