In this rosary, all elements represent Saint Patrick. We begin with emerald green glass from the Czech Republic. Oval flat Paters are silver with a Celtic symbol on both sides. A Saint Patrick center and Celtic crucifix complete this limited edition rosary which measures 21 ½”.
Your Saint Patrick rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box.
Saint Patrick was born in Kilpatrick in Scotland in 387 AD and died , in Downpatrick, Ireland on March 17, 493. At the age of sixteen, he was taken captive by Irish raiders, taken to the county of Antrim in Ireland, and sold as a slave to a chieftan . He remained there for six years, tending his master’s flock. In his autobiography, Saint Patrick wrote that during his captivity, while tending the flocks, he prayed many times in the day: "the love of God", he added, “and His fear increased in me more and more, and the faith grew in me, and the spirit was roused, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers, and in the night nearly the same, so that whilst in the woods and on the mountain, even before the dawn, I was roused to prayer and felt no hurt from it, whether there was snow or ice or rain; nor was there any slothfulness in me, such as I see now, because the spirit was then fervent within me.”
Tradition tells us that divine dreams motivated his escape from slavery and, later in his life, his return as a bishop.
He faced much resistance but Saint Patrick was so accomplished in preaching the Gospel and organizing the Church in Ireland that he is recognized as the one who converted the Irish to Christianity.
His emblems are the snakes that legends claim he drove out of Ireland
and the Shamrock he used to great effect to explain the Holy Trinity.
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The Prayer of St. Patrick
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.
I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.
Christ shield me today
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation
“The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins.”
~ Saint Patrick ~
Saint Patrick’s Prayer
May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil ones.
Against temptations of the world
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore.