Inspiring Irish Poem for St. Pat's Day

linpsu Member Posts: 747
This was posted on a blog I read from Marie in Ireland - blog is called "Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer."
It really spoke to me and I thought you might like it as well.

In honor of St Patrick’s Day today, I offer all my friends a blessing from the book Anam Cara – Spiritual Wisdom from a Celtic World by the Irish poet John O’Donohue. Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig daoibh go leir.

A Blessing

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work that you do
with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light
and renewal to those who work with you
and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of
refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert,
approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.


  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
    This poem is soooooo Beautiful!
    thank you for sharing this with us.

    Vicki Sam