My great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Michael Powers, was an Irish Catholic that came over from Ireland to the United States in the mid-1700's. It was rumored that he came over as a stowaway.
He lived in Waterford, New London, Connecticut where there was a large Irish population.
As I consider my roots, I've always appreciated the Celtic expression of Christianity.
|Statue of St Patrick on the Hill of Slane. |
The plaque below tells a legend about St Patrick.
Check out the Celtic cross in the background.
Christ be with us,
Christ before us,
Christ behind us,
Christ in us,
Christ beneath us,
Christ above us,
Christ on our right,
Christ on our left,
Christ where we lie,
Christ where we sit,
Christ where we arise,
Christ in the heart of every one
who thinks of us,
Christ in every eye
that sees us,
Christ in every ear
that hears us.
Salvation is of the Lord,
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.
Photo by Jotempe (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons