Month: March 2013

  • Today, a great silence reigns on earth because the King is asleep

    Today, a great silence reigns on earth because the King is asleep

    An Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday . . . The Lord’s descent into hell “What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those…

  • St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate: the powerful prayer of a powerful man

    St. Patrick learned from Dichu that the chieftains of Erin had been summoned to celebrate a special feast at Tara by Leoghaire, who was the Ard-Righ, that is, the Supreme Monarch of Ireland. This was an opportunity which Patrick would not forego; he would present himself before the assembly, to strike a decisive blow against…