Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Breastplate

This prayer, The Lorica of St. Patrick, is a prayer attributed to St. Patrick. It is said that Patrick wrote this prayer to invoke God's protection when going to convert the King of Ireland. At any rate, it is an ancient Irish prayer of protection and very powerful.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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