Happy St. Patrick’s Day

A blessed and happy St. Patrick’s Day to all. Here is a selection from St. Patrick’s Breastplate:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

May our daily prayer and meditations be fixed upon Christ and His redemption and may our faith in Him be reflected in good works, almsgiving, and loving our neighbor. Lord have mercy on our failings and awaken us to how we miss the mark. Refocus us on resting in your grace in order to walk the path and do the hard work set before us.  Help us to see You in the people who are in need and strengthen us to always render assistance. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.

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