Thursday, 14 September 2017

'His Cross is our saving herb...'


September 14 is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and to mark the feast below is a short excerpt from an Irish bardic poem translated by Irish Jesuit, Father Lambert Mc Kenna (1870-1956):

His Cross is our saving herb, our flower of blessing, our bond of perfect peace; it is the daily protection of Eve's race, the seal of our covenant, the roof above us.

L. McKenna, Some Irish Bardic Poems, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review Vol. 24, No. 94 (June 1935), pp. 313-318.

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