Tag: lorica

I arise (5) – stepping out of hell

I arise (5) – stepping out of hell

This series explores "The Lorika of St. Patrick"/ "St. Patrick's Breastplate", a beautiful prayer or poem of protection. The next verse is this: I arise through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom This strikes our ears strangely. We need to understand the mediaeval concept of "the harrowing of hell": In this … Continue reading I arise (5) – stepping out of hell

I arise (3) – Rising from Burial

This series of posts focuses on the "protection prayer" known as "The Breastplate (or Lorica) of St. Patrick". Today's lines have a strange and challenging clashing combination of words: "I arise today ... through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial" How can anyone rise through another's suffering and death? How can anyone derive … Continue reading I arise (3) – Rising from Burial

I arise (2) – Belovedness

This series of posts was insired by The Lorica of St. Patrick, a long prayer of protection that has inspired millions down through the centuries. It beings with such inspiration, repeating the phrase "I arise" - perfect as we rise, and the sun rises, for the start of each new day. The line this post … Continue reading I arise (2) – Belovedness

Spiritual Reflection – I arise and The Lorica of St. Patrick (1)

This is the first in a series on "The Lorica of St. Patrick" (a "lorica" is aprotection prayer) , known as "The Deer's Cry" or "St. Patrick's Breastplate". It's a prayer that could be used in the morning, as it begins simply: I arise More than that, the "arising" is through a mighty strength What … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection – I arise and The Lorica of St. Patrick (1)