Una Est Columba Mea

My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. Canticum Canticorum, vi. 9. Sed: Ecce, inquiunt discipuli ad Dominum, audivimus in quo […]

To Confound the Druids

By virtue of his prayer, and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, he healed several persons suffering under various diseases; and he alone, by the assistance of God, expelled from this our island, which now has the primacy, innumerable hosts of malignant spirits, whom he saw with his bodily eyes assailing himself, and […]

Except Ye Taste of Death

It appears that King Laoghaire had two daughters, named Ethne the fair, and Fedelm the ruddy. He had sent them, for what reason is not explained, to his relatives in Connaught, and placed them under the care of two Druids or magi, named Mael and Caplit. Patrick was at Crochan, or Cruachan, the royal cemetery […]

Nature in Its Turn Will Be Set Free from the Tyranny of Corruption

Not that I count these present sufferings as the measure of that glory which is to be revealed in us. If creation is full of expectancy, that is because it is waiting for the sons of God to be made known. Created nature has been condemned to frustration; not for some deliberate fault of its […]

Redeemed by Blood

In the Beginning, the Lord shaped the heaven and the earth in his Christ, Who is the beginning of all things, that is, in his Son; and after creating the elements of the whole universe, taking a frail clod he formed man after His own image and likeness, and breathed upon his face the breath […]

God with Me Lying Down

Dia liom a laighe Dia liom ag eirigh, Dia liom anns gach rath soluis, Is gun mi rath son as aonais, Gun aon rath as aonais. Criosda liom a cadal, Criosda liom a dusgadh, Criosda liom a caithris, Gach la agus oidhche, Gach aon la is oidhche. Dia liom a comhnadh Domhnach liom a riaghladh, […]

Gleidheadh Treuid

Gun gleidheadh Moire min an ciob, Gun gleidheadh Bride bith an ciob, Gun gleidheadh Calum-cille an ciob, Gun gleidheadh Maol-ribhe an ciob, Gun gleidheadh Carmag an ciob, O’n mhi-chu ‘s o’n mharbh-chu. Gun gleidheadh Odhran an crodh, Gun gleidheadh Maodhan an crodh, Gun gleidheadh Donnan an crodh, Gun gleidheadh Moluag an crodh, Gun gleidheadh Maolruan […]