In honor of St. Patrick . . .
This is a fragment of a prayer sometimes called The Breastplate of St. Patrick. The legend says that as St. Patrick was traveling through the Irish countryside with a group of followers, they were ambushed by a band of Druids. St. Patrick began reciting this prayer, which caused the Druids to see only a herd of deer. St. Patrick passed by safely, to continue his work.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!