Wednesday, March 16, 2011

San Padraig

 This St Patrick's Day,. May God keep the Irish holy and free, wise enough to reject the scourge of abortion which has afflicted this country. May St Patrick intercede to protect his people from domination from European Union which seeks to impose the Culture of Death. Support Youth Defence, the Irish Pro-life Organization which fights to keep Ireland abortion-free. They are on Life on the Rock this week on EWTN. 

My Corned Beef is on the boil, my Irish Soda Bread is filling the house with its fragrance as it rises in my oven, and my little girl is enjoying our CCC video, "Patrick, Shepherd of the Emerald Isle". Buy it here. 
Listen to Ag Criost an Siol and see if you agree about its rare beauty. 
Even before I saw this translation, I knew this was a song of longing for intimacy with Christ in Heaven. It's a blessing to be a daughter of St Patrick. My Grandma Helen Heslin is from Mohill, Co. Leitrim. From Grams did I inherit a passion about music, poetry and the Catholic faith.May I be worthy of the fine legacy she and my mother left me. 
Te mor gra, Grams, and Mom, I'll see you in the Paradise of Graces.

Ag Criost an Siol
Ag Críost an síol
Ag Críost an fómhar
I n-iothalainn dégo dtugtar sinn

Christ's is the Seed
Christ's is the Harvest
Into God's barn
May we be brought.

Ag Críost an mhuir
Ag Críost an t-iasc
i liontaibh dégo gcastar sinn

Christ's is the sea
Christ's is the fish
In the nets of God
May we be caught.

O fhás go haois is ó aois go básdo
dhá láimh a Críostanall tharainn

From Birth to age
and from age to death,
May your two arms,
O Christ, be around us.

O bhás go críochní
críoch ach ath-fhá

From Death to the end
Not the end but a rebirth,

I bPárrthas na
nGrást go rabhaimíd

In the Paradise of Graces
May we be.


Monica Crumley said...

Hi Leticia, THis was very beautiful. I love hearing Irish or is it Gaelic? By the way, on March 2nd I sent you a premio dardos award, too. :-) God Bless!

Leticia said...

Why thank you, Monica!
Sometimes you have to hit me over the head to make me notice!
By the way, you can call it Irish or Gaelic.
Te mohr Gra

Jessica @ Raising Joey said...

Happy (belated) St. Patrick's Day to you too! My husband's family is also from the county of Leitrim. Small world :)