Tag Archives: Feast Day

St. Patrick’s Prayer

15 Mar


Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest, but not one his bishop appreciated much, and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate his feast day. Remember, as far back as you can, the hearts of all who love you.
 

Christ be with me, Christ within me


Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me 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 or stranger.

(390-461 AD)

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

12 Dec

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Celebrate by sharing this prayer. Click here for Our Lady’s story with friends and family. The art and prayer on this page are by Sister Ansgar Holmberg. The story appeared first in Good News, one of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. Happy feast day!

Our Mother Who Art

You are the mother
of the dark and the light
the rich and the poor
the humble and proud.

You are the mother
of the young and the old
the strong and the weak
of those who rejoice
of those who weep.

You are the mother
of woman and man
of small and of great
of broken and whole.
You are the mother who art.


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Happy Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe

12 Dec

our-mother-who-art

You, Lady of dark visage,
Warm mother of the earth-in-sky,
Radiant as the sun,
Standing on the moon.
Scoop up your children of
Earth’s rich color who grapple
with the earthly chores
All for our comfort-and-joy.
Fold them into your mother’s embrace.
Hold them safe.
Teach us all to hold holy
Your Son-under-our-feet.
Amen.

Poem and artwork by Gertrud Mueller Nelson

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