“I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak to me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s hosts to save me.” This is part of a prayer that is attributed to St. Patrick in 433 A.D. however many scholars believe the author to be anonymous.
Hi dear friends,
St. Patrick’s Day commemorates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It also celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.
I have set a simple table in honor of St. Patrick’s. Shamrocks and hats came from the Dollar Store.
Mother’s little angel keeps watch over the festivities.
Traditionally those not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day are pinched “affectionately.” There are several special events planned in Asheville but Bob and I will stay home and enjoy our Reuben sandwich and green cupcakes with candy shamrocks.
“May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always to your back, May the sun shine warm on your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand”. Irish Blessing