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What will you do with your life?
The blog of the Vocations Director of the Anglo Irish Province of the Presentation Brothers.
Happy St Patrick's Day to all the readers of this blog. You are to be found in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe!
I am in England these days so if that's your neck of the woods and if you're interested in discerning a religious vocation, give me a shout and let's see if we can meet for coffee.
For those who might not have seen it before, here is the most famous verse of the prayer, "St Patrick's Breastplate"
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
We got some bad news last week. Br Gerard Despathy, the Province Leader of the Our Lady of the Americas Province (covering United States, Canada, and the West Indies), died suddenly in New Mexico. Gerard was only 53 years old.
You can read his obituary notice from our Congregation Website here.
He was a great brother and had a great interest in promoting religious brotherhood in the States.
I take this opportunity to extend my sincere sympathies to his family and to the Brothers in the OLA Province.
Eternal rest grant to him O Lord. May he rest in peace.