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Brian Corrigan (bg-tc-ppp617.monmouth.com - 209.191.59.51)
Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2000 - 03:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

There is a speech that was given by St. Brigid in the 5th century. I include part of it, in English, at the end of this message. Could anyone there give me any idea how to locate a copy of the original, 5th Century Irish version?

Thank you.


PRAYER OF SAINT BRIGID

I should like a great lake of finest ale
For the King of kings.

I should like a table of the choicest food
For the family of heaven.

Let the ale be made from the fruits of faith,
And the food be forgiving love.

I should welcome the poor to my feast,
For they are God's children.

I should welcome the sick to my feast,
For they are God's joy.

Let the poor sit with Jesus at the highest place,
And the sick dance with the angels.

God bless the poor,
God bless the sick,
And bless our human race,
God bless our food,
God bless our drink,
All homes, O God, embrace.

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Sáfach
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2000 - 01:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Check the CELT Project that is ongoing at UCCork.

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Brian Corrigan (proxy1-external.avnl1.nj.home.com - 24.4.252.66)
Posted on Monday, March 13, 2000 - 08:29 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you. That site provided the name of a book (Bethu Brigte) that most likely will contain the Text.

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