Do you love Ireland? Do you know Ireland’s true history?

Do you know of the Republic’s founding?



In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from whom is all authority and to whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and states must be referred, We, the people of Éire, humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial, gratefully remembering their heroic and unremitting struggle to regain the rightful independence of our Nation. And seeking to promote the common good, with due observance of Prudence, Justice and Charity, so that the dignity and freedom of the individual may be assured, true social order attained, the unity of our country restored, and concord established with other nations, do hereby adopt, enact, and give to ourselves this Constitution.

Fr Stephen’s 1st class Relic of St Patrick for public veneration. Father is aware of 3 such relics available for public veneration. But there are reportedly dozens more locked up and not available.  What about other relics of great Irish saints. We much encourage the bishops of Ireland to arrange for public veneration of the relics of Ireland saints to aid in the RE-EVANGELIZATION OF IRELAND.

Beating the security zones! Merely stand outside the restricted zone, in the town square or Main Street with a sign that tells the story! 

Catholic History of Ireland

(Image: Dicky-Bob, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Historical Breastplate of St Patrick

The Breastplate of St Patrick has as its beginning and its end an invocation of the Holy Trinity and Jesus Christ that seems to be echoed in the Preamble of the Irish Constitution. Take note of the 1st two paragraphs and in particular the last two paragraph of this powerful prayer below. It surely seems as if St. Patrick could have written the Preamble of our Irish constitution.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
Through belief in the Threeness
Through confession of the Oneness Towards the creator.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ with his baptism,
Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial,
Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension
Through the strength of his decent for the Judgement of doom.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Towards the Creator.

Salvation is of the Lord
Salvation is of the Lord
Salvation is of Christ
May thy salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.

Knock is not only a Marian Shrine, but a Eucharistic Shrine. The message of Knock is unique in many ways and has an important place in the history of Ireland and its Catholic heritage. The re-evangelization of Ireland will find its fulfillment in this most important Irish Shrine!
Fr Stephen Imbarrato