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Donaghmore Round Tower & Church

The ruins of the old Round Tower and Church at Donaghmore were quite an unexpected find. Located just outside the town of Navan on the road to the infamous hill of Slane. 969 more words


St Patrick's Creed

Because there is no other God
nor ever was nor will be in future days,
other than God who is unbegotten Father,
without beginning,
yet from whom is all beginning… 217 more words


St Patrick's Breastplate - The Lorica

I rise today
in the power’s strength, invoking the Trinity,
believing in Threeness,
confessing the oneness,
of creation’s Creator.

I rise today
in the power of Christ’s birth and baptism, 421 more words


Forgiving the unforgiveable

My new book on Patrick of Ireland is subtitled The Boy Who Forgave because what struck me most when I was researching his story was that Patrick was prepared to go back to the country where he had been trafficked and enslaved, not reluctantly or under compulsion, but with a heart full of compassion for the Irish. 319 more words

Observations And Musings

Visiting the Rock of Cashel

Towards the end of my week, I packed my walking shoes and made the trek out past County Tipperary (“Tip-town”) to experience the Rock of Cashel. 376 more words

43. Pope St. Celestine I 422-432

Celestine came to Rome from Milan where he had worked under the legendary Priest St. Ambrose. He worked his way up through the ranks of the clergy and was elected to the Papacy unopposed,as he was very popular in the Church. 169 more words

I want Peace! Prayers for France.

Sitting quietly in the salon chair getting my hair done, I receive a text from my son reading “Did you hear what happened in Paris?” 580 more words