Monday, March 17


Hello Dear Friends of the Irish! (And aren't we ALL a little Irish today?) (*she said bursting into a foot stomping round of Riverdance*)

Today, I'm sporting a FABulous "green" find:

And look at these vintage beauties I found at a Flea Market...Kitchen Curtains a la 70s!

Lest I be chided for being shallow and superficial...allow me to remind you of the man for whom this day is named...and since I am a great fan of religious icons, I have chosen this iconic image of the dear saint:

Kidnapped from the British mainland around age 16, and shipped to Ireland as a slave. Sent to the mountains as a shepherd, he spent his time in prayer. After six years of this life, he received had a dream in which he was commanded to return to Britain; seeing it as a sign, he escaped. He studied in several monasteries in Europe. Priest. Bishop. Sent by Pope Celestine to evangelize England, then Ireland, during which his chariot driver was Saint Odran, and Saint Jarlath was one of his spiritual students. In 33 years he effectively converted the Ireland. In the Middle Ages Ireland became known as the Land of Saints, and during the Dark Ages its monasteries were the great repositories of learning in Europe, all a consequence of Patrick's ministry. (From website)

Saint Patrick's Breastplate

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 and stranger.

As I have confessed here in blogdom before, I am a Franciscan...however the above prayer along with the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace...) have been linked together in a contemporary song by the Ragamuffin Band, "Make Me An Instrument." I heartily commend it to you on this day of green beer, leprauchans, Irish jigs and Christian history!

More soon!



Debbie said...

Hey sis,

LOVE the shoes....your site is awesome, always look forward to coming here to look at your postings.

Cat said...

More cute shoes!!! Happy St. Pat's Day and thanks for the history, too.

Angeleenee said...

Ok...I'm way late here! As you know I am trying to "catch up" allow me please even at this late hour to rant and rave about those adorable, I'm St. Patty's Day green with envy........SHOES!!!! Where do you find such things!?!?

Showin' some Luv~

LifeIsAPolka said...

PAUL-AH!!! The shoes are STUPENDOUS!!! Do they not simply smack of the influence of SARK???!!!!
This kind of shoe fetish I can get into!!

What you do with shoes, I do with knitting and/or crocheting socks/slippers/mittens/ear warmers/scarves... etc. etc. etc. I have just created the most HIDEOUS pair of purple slipper booties! Nothing at all pretty like your shoes! But, knitting them was good therapy for my newly de-casted wrist!

Blessings on you, begorrah! BTW, Xanga wouldn't allow me to edit your comment the other day (the one you were concerned about), so I had to delete it. I will post about your Bloggers Ball again in the next week, and you may comment again.. though really I don't think you had reason to be concerned the first time 'round! Anyhoo... off with me to do some house tidying!