Title: St. Partick's Breastplate
Media: watercolor on Frankfurt
Original size: 12 x 38 inches
St. Patrick was a man of great spiritual power. It was his infuence that transformed Ireland from pagan to Christian.
This prayer is called St Patrick\'s Breastplate because of those parts of it that seek God\'s protection. It is also known as The Deer\'s Cry or The Lorica.
Celtic Monks pray this in the morning when they awaken. In a worship, they may say it or sing it. This link is one of many on the internet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57RKtUoMIDE&feature=related).
The binding St. Partick speaks of here is like a pledge or commitment. There is a great sense of love, devotion and duty to the Trinity and the theological...
My fascination with the power of ‘thoughts made visible’ and the mystery of the word as a vehicle of communication has led me on a wonderful journey as I merge message and technique with watercolor, brush and pen into a finished piece. Each piece brings exploration, inspiration and discovery — on a concrete level as I work with my tools and experience; on a spiritual level as a passionate heart treasures God. My response to life’s journey is to work with words, be inspired by great texts, express the abstract more tangibly and ... listen ... for God's still, small, gentle voice within the cacophony of the ups and downs, joys and sorrows experienced. In this relationship God comes transforming, with hope-full and wonderful surprises!
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