Shamrock: Three Poems for Saint Patrick’s Day

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Related Articles: In honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, whose day we celebrate every March, here is my shamrock of three poems written for Saint Patrick’s Day. Ireland Acrostic I reland always beckoning:R ainbows and pots of gold;E merald Isle ever glistening in Celtic tales of old;L eprechauns, lurking, listening;A ncient Druids … Read more

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A Brief Look at the Celtic Church

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~ Some of the history of the Celtic Church is shrouded in mystery like the Celts themselves ~ Celtic Christianity is a term applied to a set of beliefs in Briton during the Middle Ages that differed from Roman Catholocism. Some writers and historians believe there was a distinct Celtic Church. This church influenced the Celtic … Read more

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

New York City is home of historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the city’s many famous landmarks. Mass was going on the day I visited, and the tourists quietly watched and discreetly admired the luminous stained glass windows, statues, candles and other artistic embellishments. In 1853 James Renwick (an American architect born in New York … Read more

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2023’s Most Irish Cities in the U.S.— Is Nashville One?

~ 2023’s Most Irish Cities in America— Is Nashville One of Them? ~ They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but which of the 200 biggest U.S. cities really knows how to celebrate the Celtic spirit? And how do Tennessee cities like Nashville rank in regards to the wearing of the green? 2023’s … Read more

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