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Celtic Prayer

In Celtic spirituality, every day is a new day with God, a new start.

God, bless to me the new day,
Never vouchsafed to me before;
It is to bless Thine own presence
Thou hast given me this time, O God.

Bless Thou to me mine eye,
May mine eye bless all it sees
I will bless my neighbour,
May my neighbour bless me.

God, give me a clean heart,
Let me not from sight of Thine eye;
Bless to me my children and my wife,
And bless to me my means and my cattle.

Amen.

A traditional Celtic prayer translated by Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912), compiler of oral traditions in Scotland. Source: Academia

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T’was The Night Before Christmas

According to legend, Clement Clarke Moore wrote his immortal poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, for his family on Christmas Eve 1822. He never intended that it be published, but a family friend, Miss Harriet Butler, learned of the poem sometime later from Moore’s children. She copied it into her album, and submitted it to the editor of the Troy (New York) Sentinel where it made its first appearance in print on December 23, 1823. Soon, the poem began to be reprinted in other newspapers, almanacs and magazines, with the first appearance in a book in The New York Book of Poetry, edited by Charles Fenno Hoffman, in 1837.

It was not until 1844, however, that Moore himself acknowledged authorship in a volume of his poetry entitled Poems, published at the request of his children. One hundred and eighty years later it is the most-published, most-read, most-memorized and most-collected book in all of Christmas literature.

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Mother dearest, Mother fairest

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Mother dearest, Mother fairest,
Help of all, who call on thee.
Virgin purest, brightest, rarest,
Help us, help, we cry to thee.

Lady, help in pain and sorrow,
Soothe those rack’d on beds of pain,
May the golden light of morrow,
Bring them health and joy again.

Lady, help the absent loved ones.
How we miss their presence here.
May the hand of Thy protection
Guide and guard them far and near.

Chorus;

Mary, help us, help we pray.
Mary, help us, help we pray.
Help us in all care and sorrow.
Mary, help us, help we pray.

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🌹 Assumption Day of Mary 🌹

✝️ Easter Sunday 2017 ✝️

 

 

✙ Holy Saturday 2017 ✙

His Cross stands empty in a world grown silent;

Through hours anguish and of dread;

In stillness, earth awaits the Resurrection

While Christ goes down to wake the dead.

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♰ Good Friday 2017 ♰

“The dripping blood our only drink,
The bloody flesh our only food:
In spite of which we like to think
That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood–
Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.”
― T.S. Eliot

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Roma Downey portrays Mary in a scene from the television miniseries “The Bible.” Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett, produced the miniseries that will run on cable’s History Channel 8-10 p.m. Eastern time each Sunday in March through March 31, Easter Sunday. (CNS photo/Joe Alblas, courtesy Lightworkers Media) (Feb. 8, 2013) See BIBLE-MINISERIES Feb. 8, 2013.