Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
In the midst of our Lenten observance we pause to remember and celebrate Saint Patrick. The words of his own prayer called the Lorica or Breastplate remind us where we can find Christ Jesus from moment to moment.
Excerpts from The Breastplate of Saint Patrick with photos of Abbey glass by Brother Daniel.