17 March

indexI arise today Through the strength of heaven: Light of sun Brilliance of moon Splendor of fire Speed of lightning Swiftness of wind Depth of sea Stability of earth Firmness of rock.

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 where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

(St Patrick)

St Patrick’s Day: (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), celebration held today, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint’s day in the world.

 

Celebrities born today:

François Girardon (12.2) French sculptor (Troyes, March 17, 1628 – September 1, 1715)

Mikhail Vrubel (12.5) Russian painter (Omsk, Siberia,  March 17, 1856 – April 14, 1910)

Nat King Cole (12.7.10) Sun Pisces, Moon Libra, Ascendant Capricorn, American singer  (Montgomery, Alabama, March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965)

Rudolf Nureyev  (12.7.4 Sun Pisces, Moon Libra, Ascendant Cancer)  Russian-born dancer and choreographer (Irkutsk, Siberia,  March 17,1938 – 6 January 1993)

Paul Kantner (12.8) American musician (Jefferson Airplane) (San Francisco, March 17, 1941)

Kurt Russell (12.4.4) American actor (Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. March 17, 1951)

 

ACIM: 76. I am under no laws but God’s.

Saints: Saint Patrick, bishop – Optional Memorial

Gospel of Thomas: (68) Jesus said, “Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place.”

Concise Epitome: 8.7 The Circle of Champions, who consisted of the 12 major representatives of the Handorian Stars, were rather tumultuous at the news. (Dopo questa canzone il Cerchio dei Campioni, composto dai 12 eletti atleti e cantori di ciascuno dei 12 grandi astri di Handor, provò un’ingente eccitazione)