Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Beannachtai na Feile

I'm sure you sent a few St Patrick's Day cards to your family and friends overseas. If you did, then the stamp you used is one that depicts the likeness of the saint located near the entrance to the chapel of St Patrick's College, Maynooth. Dominic McNamara, a member of staff, took the photo which was used as the design for this year's stamp from An Post. A card was also produced, which is shown here (with permission).

What would your 'Thought for the Day' be? Mine would be to try to conjure up in imagination those far-distant times, the times of the bringing of Christianity to these islands. God, he tells us in his 'Confession', picked him up like a pebble off the road and placed him high on the wall. St Patrick looks down on us all at Mass every Sunday, flanked by St Brigid and St Columcille. Thoughts of being Irish, then, of our forebears who lived out a life of faith for us, our forebears the glorious saints, and our forebears the good people all who have gone before us.

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