Donald R. McClarey

The Trinity and Us

“The gates of heaven are lightly locked, We do not guard our gain, The heaviest hind may easily Come silently and suddenly Upon me in a lane. “And any little maid that walks In good thoughts apart, May break the

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Donald R. McClarey

The Birthday of Saint Patrick

  In a vision of the night, I saw a man whose name was Victoricus coming as it from Ireland with innumerable letters, and he gave me one of them, and I read the beginning of the letter: “The Voice

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies

It wouldn’t be Saint Patrick’s Day without Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies, courtesy of The Lutheran Satire.  And an added bonus:

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Saint Patrick and the Nations Plunging in the Night

When Caesar’s sun fell out of the sky And whoso hearkened right Could only hear the plunging Of the nations in the night. GK Chesterton, Ballad of the White Horse It is easy to lose sight of the historical Saint

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CS Lewis on the Trinity

      You know that in space you can move in three ways – to left or right, backwards or forwards, up or down. Every direction is either one of these three or a compromise between them. They are

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Saint Patrick and the Trinity

Well, the Trinity is a hard concept for human minds to grasp, something we often encounter when describing God.  Saint Patrick probably never used a shamrock to describe the Trinity, but I like to think he did state what the

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Saint Patrick Our Contemporary

For the end of the world was long ago,           And all we dwell to-day           As children of some second birth,           Like a strange people left on earth           After a judgment day.           For the end of

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Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies: Updated

From those wickedly funny folks at The Lutheran Satire.  On Saint Patrick’s Day it is good to recall this from his confession of faith: For there is no other God, nor ever was before, nor shall be hereafter, but God

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Land of Saints

  Something for the weekend.  In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day a video honoring a few of the Saints who have ennobled the history of the Emerald Isle.  At their head stands Saint Patrick who brought the Cross to Ireland:

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Hurrah For Saint Patrick!

Today is the feast day of one of the greatest saints to ever trod the green earth, Saint Patrick.  Born at the time of the crumbling of the Roman Empire, with pagan hordes overrunning Britain, he planted forever the cross

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