Thursday, March 17, 2016

I bind to myself today
The strong virtue of the Invocation of the Trinity:
I believe the Trinity in the Unity,
The Creator of the Universe.

I bind to myself today
The virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Baptism,
The virute of His crucifixion with His burial,
The virtue of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
The virtue of His coming on the Judgement Day...

I bind to myself today
God's Power to guide me,
God's Might to uphold me,
God's Wisdom to teach me,
God's Eye to watch over me,
God's Ear to hear me,
God's Word to give me speech,
God's Hand to guide me,
God's Way to lie before me,
God's Shield to shelter me,
God's Host to secure me,
Against the snares of demons,
Against the seduction of vices,
Against the lusts of nature,
Against everyone who meditates injury to me,
Whether far or near,
Whether few or with many...

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ at my right, Christ at my left...
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I bind myself today
The strong virtue of an invocation of the Trinity,
I believe the Trinity in Unity
The Creator of the Universe.

--St. Patrick (5th century missionary bishop and patron saint of Ireland)


   When we say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" we are doing more than toasting his memory with green beer!  We are remembering the legacy of his evangelization of Ireland.  May we be so inspired by his missionary zeal to share The Faith with our world! St. Patrick pray for us.


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