From Carlisle Sunday Sentinel 9/21/2014 The celtic cross above Brigadier General William Thompson’s gave site in the Old Graveyard, Carlisle. Object: Celtic cross What it represents: Cumberland County settlement by Scots-Irish immigrants around 1730 CARLISLE — The Celtic cross — a cross over a circle — has deep roots in Ireland and is prominently displayed on Brigadier Gen. William Thompson’s grave at the Old Graveyard in Carlisle. The cross, which is believed to have been created by St. Patrick, has been dated as far back as 5000 BC. Thompson was born in Ireland in 1736 and emigrated to Pennsylvania. During the French and Indian … Continue reading

Prayers to Our Lady of Knock

THE HAIL MARY IN GAELIC Sé do bheath’ a Mhuire, atá lán de ghrásta, tá an Tiarna leat. Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa. A Naomh Mhuire, a mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK, IRELAND Eleventh Century Irish Litany of Mary Great Mary, Greatest of Marys, Greatest of Women, Mother of Eternal Glory, Mother of the Golden Light, Honor of the Sky, Temple of the Divinity, Fountain of the Gardens, Serence as the Moon, Bright as the Sun, Garden Enclosed, Temple … Continue reading

Irish Saints for August

August 1,Saint Pellegrino delle Alpi di Garfagnana August 2,Saint Comgan the Culdee August 3,Saint Trea of Ardtrea/Saint Deirbhile of Erris August 4,Saint Molua of Clonfert-Molua/Saint Midnat of Killucan August 5,Saint Abel of Belgium August 6,Saint Mochua of Clondalkin August 7,Saint Cronan of Moville August 8,Saint Daire August 9,Saint Nathy of Achonry August 10,Saint Cuimmin of Drumbo August 11,Saint Attracta of Killaraght August 12,Saint Ségéne of Iona August 13,Saint Brigid of Cluain-diolama August 14,Saint Fachtna of Ross August 15,The Daughters of Carpre August 16,Saint Lughan August 17,Saint Eóin MacCarlain August 18,Saint Daigh of Iniskeen August 19,Saint Mochta of Louth August 20,Saint … Continue reading

Our Lady of Knock Mass

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, made her appearance at the rear gable of a humble Catholic Church in Knock Ireland on August 21, 1879, but she was not alone. As a gentle Irish rain fell on the muddy fields and as the farmers were returning from a long day of work in the field, Mary appeared with a bright light surrounding her and the rest of the apparition. Mary was joined by St. Joseph on her right, and St. John, the Evangelist on her left. Further to her left was an altar and upon that altar was a … Continue reading