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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me…” The mighty Lorica of Saint Patrick

Posted on 17 March 2022 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It … Continue reading


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The Story of Saint Patrick and the Shamrock as a Teaching Symbol of the Trinity

Shamrock, the emblem synonymous with Saint Patrick, has a very long and colourful tradition. It means many things to different people and can evoke messages relating to national pride, religion, history, celebration etc. In horticultural terms what is Shamrock and … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, pray for us!

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as … Continue reading

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