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The Feast of St. Patrick
March 17, 2012, 12:54 pm
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I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day today! It is spring in North Florida and the outdoors are green in honor of one of my favorite saints. The dogwoods, azaleas, and wisteria are in bloom and the scent of flowers is downright intoxicating.

And here’s a little something from the archives about St. Patrick, why I love him so much, and a St. Patrick’s Feast we made with links to a couple of recipes for Irish Soda Bread and Nigella’s Guinness Chocolate Cake. Mmmmmm.

From St. Patrick’s Breastplate (an ancient prayer attributed to him)

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ in my headway, Christ in my wake,

Christ alow and Christ aloft,

Christ at my right hand, Christ on my left,

Christ with me waking, waking and sleeping.

 

Christ in every heart thinks of me,

Christ in every tongue speaks to me,

Christ in every eye beholding,

Christ in every listening ear.

What’re your St. Patrick’s Day plans? We’re getting together with some friends to grill out and celebrate!