An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Epitaph on St Basil PG 38.72

I had thought that a body could as well
live without a soul
as me without you,
Basil, beloved servant of Christ;
but you're gone and I remain.
What'll become of us?

Will you not set me, when I arise,
there with you in the choir of the blessed?
No, don''t leave me: I swear by my grave
I won't leave yours, not willingly.
You have Gregory's word.
~ St Gregory

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