On this St. Patrick's Day, I am mindful of the considerable gift to the Church of Celtic spirituality - rooted in a sense of God's presence, power and beauty perceptible in all of nature, all of time and space. It is a prayer life deeply conscience of the Catholic principle of sacramentality and a theology of blessing.
The late poet John O'Donohue was a master at putting this sensibility into beautiful words. This lovely video captures the essence of this - and of the blessing he was to many while he was here. "I would love to live like a river flows," he wrote, "carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."
May it bring you peace today: