Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

It was a beautiful day today so we decided to head downtown for the Saint Patrick's Day parade. We met some friends, had a picnic lunch, and really enjoyed the parade.

It was fun to teach the boys all about Saint Patrick. They thought is was cool that "everyone in the world" was celebrating a Catholic saint today. They decided there should be more saint parades. I agreed.

They worked really hard on these coloring pages ---

Saint Patrick's Breastplate

I bind myself to the strong virtue of love.
in the obedience of angels,
in the prediction of prophets,
in the preaching of the apostles,
in the faith of confessors.

I bind myself to the power of heaven,
the light of the sun,
the brightness of the moon,
the splendor of fire,
the flashing of lightning,
the swiftness of wind,
the depth of the sea,
the stability of earth,
and the compactness of rocks.

I bind myself today,
God's power to guide me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's power to teach me,
God's eye to watch over me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's Word to give me speech.

Christ with me and before me.
Christ behind me and within me.
Christ to the right of me.
Christ to the left of me.
Christ above me.
Christ beneath me.
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me.
Christ in the eye of everyone who sees me.
Christ in the ear of everyone who hears me.

I bind myself today to the strong virtue of Christ.


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