Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Patrick

From Instagram on St. Patrick's Day 2017: I haven't spent much time in the kitchen this St. Patrick's Day, but the kids did wake up to some new picture books and yummy treats! ☘👊🏻
#whathappenedtostpatricksfinger #fistpumpinsaint #seescandies #happystpatricksday

Lorica of St. Patrick

I bind unto myself today
The strong name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same, 
The Three in One and One in Three. 


I bind this day to me for ever,
By power of faith, Christ's Incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan River;
His death on cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;
I bind unto myself today. 

May you have: A world of wishes at your command. God and His angels close to hand. Friends and family their love impart, and Irish blessings in your heart! 💚☘

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of the Cherubim;
The sweet 'Well done' in judgment hour;
The service of the Seraphim,
Confessors' faith, Apostles' word,
The Patriarchs' prayers, the Prophets' scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls. 



I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun's life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind's tempestuous shocks, 
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.

Download my printable images to create our St. Patrick Gold Coins over at Dropbox: Regular Size and Small Size.
(Pictured in the archives here and over at Catholic Cuisine here.)

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, his shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard. 

Photo Credit: Twinkle Toes (who is still recovering from a bad case of poison oak)
"What do you get when you cross poison oak with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck. 🍀
Happy St. Patrick's Day!"

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me these holy powers. 

Photo Credit: Captain (St. Patrick is one of his patron saints)
"Thanks Dad and Mom for the Saint Patrick day treats.😋"

Against all Satan's spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart's idolatry,
Against the wizard's evil craft,
Against the death-wound and the burning
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till thy returning. 

St. Patrick Handmade Saint from Naturally Catholic • Saint Patrick Tee from Totally Catholic Tees
The boys requested Irish Beef and Guinness Stew and Traditional Irish Soda Bread with Kerrygold Irish Butter for this year's celebration ☘ I served it a day late since St. Patrick's feast fell on a Lenten Friday this year, plus they were gone all of St. Patrick's Day for their first golf tournament of the season!

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort 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. 

Our kids decided that our annual Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls (also pictured here) were too much of a "dessert" (which they choose to give up this lent - the older kids saved the St. Patrick's Day candies I gave them too) so I put them back in the fridge on Friday and made them for our Sunday brunch instead! ☘

I bind unto myself the name,
The strong name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.


St. Patrick, ora pro nobis!