Monday, 13 April 2009

A Beautiful 7th Century Prayer

Found this 7th century Lorica (breastplate) prayer (for protection) from Leonard Sweet on twitter:

The arms of God be around my shoulders,
The touch of the Holy Spirit upon my head,
The sign of Christ's cross upon my forehead,
The sound of the Holy Spirit in my ears,
The fragrance of the Holy Spirit in my nostrils,
The vision of heaven's company in my eyes,
The conversation of heaven's company on my lips,
The work of God's Church in my hands,
The service of God and the neighbour in my feet,
A home for God in my heart,
And to God, the Father of all, my entire being.

Fursa of Ireland established monesteries in Ireland, France and England.

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