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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Remember me in Heaven, in Your glory ...

Sweet and beautiful Jesus,

You came to the least of Your creatures!
The life, joy, and fragrance of the immaculate angels
You came forth to delight Your unprofitable servant.
Welcome, You Who fill all things and transcend every delight!
Blessed and glorified be He Who comes.
Remember me in Your glory, in the beauty of paradise.
Remember me in Heaven, in the songs of angels.
Remember me, O blessed by the Cherubim and Seraphim,
Full of grandeur and light, divine reflection and image of the Father.
Remember me, O endless sea of immortal philanthropy,
My Lord and God Jesus Christ,
Have mercy on me as long as I breathe.
Never depart from my side.
Shield me and show me the way to Eternity.



  1. Is this yours? I love it. I think "O endless sea of immortal philanthropy" is one of the best lines I've heard in some very long time. I wish I had wrote it. :)

  2. No, unfortunately it isnt mine - I wish I wrote it as well :) I dont know who wrote it but I will email my friend and aks him where he got it from ... give me a few days.

  3. I did a google and found it. It is from:

    From the book Stories, Sermons, and Prayers of St. Nephon: An Acetic Bishop. pp 50-55.

  4. Agh, the story is beautiful. It goes that St Nephon was reciting a prayer for one about to die.

    When he finished this prayer, suddenly an extraordinary light flashed around him and in it the Lord Jesus Christ appeared filling his heart with delight, because He embraced him three times with a holy kiss, while the saint with each kiss joyfully cried out, "Amen! Amen! Amen!..." Then the Lord spoke to him:

    "Good and faithful servant! I heard your supplication and I will grant liberally what you ask for the salvation of Christians! To anyone who commemorates your name, in his prayer or in church, I shall stand by him a helper in all his temptations, dangers and sorrows, particularly in the last moments of his life. I shall have bountiful mercy on all those who will glorify Me by your name. I shall strengthen and fortify all those who call upon Me in your name, and with My divine authority I shall crush every demonic battalion under their feet.

    And when the hour will come for you to abandon this life, too, I, Myself, shall come to you with My holy army of angels. I shall receive your spirit in My hands and give you 'rest in peace' in the bosom of Abraham."

    With these words the Lord blessed him flooding all his senses with His Truth and divine Grace. Filled with joy and delight, Nephon began to glorify God, saying the above prayer.