Category Archives: Carmina Gadelica

Consecration of the Seed

While I know of no practical reason to change my clock, I made the obligatory ‘spring forward’ when I retired last night. I slept until 6AM, an hour later than I would normally awake, and was greeted with a light … Continue reading

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The Charm of Lasting Life

As 2017 came to a close, three good friends continued their journeys beyond what many call ‘life.’  I think of them often.  None made the transition an instant too soon nor a moment to late.  Each passed on at his … Continue reading

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A Sacred Band of Angels

It is a good time to pray as one finishes the day and prepares for bed.  I gain great comfort when I acknowledge that angels surround me throughout the night.  They watch over me, and if I die, they are … Continue reading

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Highland Blessing of the New Year

Alexander Carmichael tells us that this poem was the first thing spoken on the first day of the New Year ‘throughout the Highlands and Islands.’  I agree with the highlanders.  It is a good blessing and something to say with … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel

One of the first prayers I learned as a child is the prayer to my guardian angel. I continue to say it many times every day, when I rise, when I walk, when I go to bed. I find comfort in … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Loved to Dance

This beautiful poem was recorded by Alexander Carmichael in his Carmina Gadelica.  He tells us it was written by a woman who loved to dance … “THIS poem was taken down in 1866 from Mary Macrae, Harris. She came from … Continue reading

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Celtic Spirituality

I believe Celtic spirituality and Native American spirituality have much in common.  I honor and respect each.  As Father Fitzgerald explains in his prayer book, “Celtic spirituality denotes special characteristics of prayer, devotion and worldview that come to us from … Continue reading

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