On St Patrick’s Day we usually have a little Celebration/Concert in the afternoon. This year one of our Sisters recited this poem (her own composition), which we would like to share with you.

IRELAND, DEAR IRELAND

Ireland, dear Ireland
So fair, so green,
Proud of her Mother –
Our Lady, Our Queen.

Proud of her Patron,
St. Patrick, so dear,
To each Irish heart –
Especially near.

Shepherd of souls,
God’s gift to us all,
Man of deep Prayer,
Who answered God’s Call –

A Call to bring
Gospel tidings of Joy,
Which God had taught him,
As a young Shepherd boy.

Called to teach the Irish,
In this special land,
All that God’s goodness
For them had planned –

To spread the Faith,
God’s gift beyond measure,
And to spread His Love,
A priceless treasure.

Dear Father in Heaven,
On this beautiful day
With pleading hearts,
We earnestly pray –

In this Emerald Isle,
Please strengthen anew,
The Gift of Faith,
With trusting hearts, we ‘thank You’.
Amen.