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.
invocation of the virtues of the natural world: the sun, fire, lightning, wind, etc. invocation of various aspects of God – his wisdom, his eye, his ear, his hand, etc. lists of the things against which protection is required, including false prophets, heathens, heretics, witches and wizards (druids)
“A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart.” “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March !
May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. “May the wind be always at your back.”
Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.
16 of the best Irish blessings and toasts for all occasions May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load. May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road and may your friends remember the favours you are owed. Let your heart be glad for the harvest done and may your winter be warm the whole season long.
There were already Christians in Ireland upon Patrick’s arrival and Christian communities were well established. Patrick did not so much bring Christianity to the island as popularize it and, according to legend, he began with a flourish which has become one of the best known tales concerning him.
St . Patrick , (flourished 5th century, Britain and Ireland; feast day March 17), patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and probably responsible in part for the Christianization of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons.
What gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit did St . Patrick have , and how did he display them: One of his biggest gifts was courage, because he helped and cured others in need of his help. And also he had a lot of courage to change others point of view about who they believe in.
Common good luck charms include a horseshoe, a four-leafed clover, a sprig of heather and a rabbit’s foot. This St . Patrick’s Day , it’s good to remember that you don’t have to be Irish to be lucky .
Legend has it that the good luck of the shamrock began when it was a revered pagan symbol, with the missionary Patrick later using its three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity (whether he actually did so is up for debate). Today, however, the shamrock remains a secular token of good fortune.
“Don’t break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.” “Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper.” “It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.” “ Leprechauns , castles, good luck and laughter.
Be sure to end your toast off with a hearty “Sláinte!” (pronounced slawn-CHA). It means “Health!” and is the Irish equivalent to “Cheers!”
May good luck be with you Wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. May your days be many and your troubles be few, May all God’s blessings descend upon you, May peace be within you, May your heart be strong, May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.
The most common greeting is the handshake. The Irish usually shake hands when being introduced or when greeting a friend or work colleague. In formal situations or with people of higher status, titles and last names are used. Among close friends and family, the Irish may hug and kiss each other on the cheek.