Two Oransay Grave-slabs

PLATE LX. AT ORANSAY. The slabs on this Plate are selected from the many examples within the ruined church here. The one represents an abbot1 in his rich ecclesiastical vestments, with one hand lifted up in the act of benediction, and the other holding his staff. The other pourtrays a man in armour. Two figures, […]

Columba of the Graves and Tombs

BEANNACHADH BUANA. DHE beannaich fein mo bhuain, Gach imir, cluan, agus raon, Gach corran cama, cuimir, cruaidh, Gach dias is dual a theid ’s an raoid, Gach dias is dual a theid ’s an raoid. Beannaich gach murn agus mac, Gach mnaoi agus miuchainn maoth, Tiuir iad fo sgiath do neairt, Is tearmaid ann an […]

God’s Most Merciful Deliverance

That the 22d of March be yeerly solemnized as holliday and all other hollidays (except when they fall two together) betwixt the feasts of the annuntiation of the blessed virgin and St. Michael the archangell, then only the first to be observed by reason of our necessities. — Statutes at Large of Virginia, I, compiled by William […]

Ora nam Buadh

I bathe thy palms In showers of wine, In the lustral fire, In the seven elements, In the juice of the rasps, In the milk of honey, And I place the nine pure choice graces In thy fair fond face, The grace of form, The grace of voice, The grace of fortune, The grace of […]

The Cross of the Saints and the Angels

Crois nan naomh agus nan aingeal liom Bho fhrois ma aodain gu faobhar mo bhonn. * * * A Mhicheil mhil, a Mhoire ghlorach, A Bhride mhin nan dualan orach, Dionaibh mi’s a cholunn bhronach, Dionadh tri mi air sligh na corach. O! tri mi air sligh na corach. Dionaibh mi’s a choich-anama bhochd, Dionaibh […]

For the Dead

Domine Iesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu; libera eas de ore leonis, ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum; sed signifer sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam, quam olim Abrahae promisisti et semini eius. Amen.