St. Patrick (418-493)
never permit it to happen to me that I should lose His people which He purchased in the utmost parts of the world."
St. Brigid (453-524)
"I should like to be a rent-payer to the Lord; that should I suffer misfortune, He would bestow upon me a good blessing."
St. Brendan (484-577)
of St. Brendan
"St. Brendan, help us to remember that we have only one true port-Heaven
. Help us never to suffer shipwreck on our journey thither, not to put our souls in danger of sin which is the only true death
. Pray for our land and our homes
and make us know and love
more and more."
St. Columcille (521-597)
"Be at peace
with one another and cherish sincere charity. If you thus follow the example of the holy fathers
, God, the comforter of the good, will assist you and I will intercede for you. He will not only minister
to your needs in this life, but will bestow upon you the eternal rewards that are prepared for those who obey His commandments
St. Columban (540-615)
"I will see you no more in this life, Mother
, but wherever the path of holiness
leads, there will I follow."
St. Malachy (1095-1148)
"I will remember you if such rememberance is permitted. I am certain it will be permitted, for I have believed in God and to him who believes all theings are possible. I have loved God and I have loved you, and charity never falleth away."
St. Laurence O'Toole (1128-1180)
"Ah, foolish and senseless people, what will become of you now? Who will defend you? Who will relieve your sorrow?"
St. Oliver Plunkett (1629-1681)
On hearing the foreman of the jury pronounce him guilty and sentenced to death: "Deo gratias, God be thanked."