Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Breastplate

This powerful prayer was composed by Saint Patrick in the year 433. He was aware that there was an ambush to try to kill him and his men en route to the court of King Laoghhaire. It was during the march that they chanted the sacred Lorica or Deer's Cry - later known as St. Patrick's Breastplate. As the druid henchmen lay in hiding, ready to attack and kill, they saw neither Patrick or his men, but only a gentle doe followed by twenty fawns. St. Patrick and his men were saved. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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