Inniu la/ 'le Caoimhi/n, pa/tru/n ansa na Laighneach. Tharla gur Laighneach
mise, ni/or mhaith liom an la/ seo a scaoileadh tharam gan a ainn a lua!
Today is the feast of Saint Kevin of Ireland, one of the patrons
of the province of Leinster. I have always had a special feeling
for Caoimhi/n and all he represents, whatever that may be (there
is some question as to what he really represents.:-) Kevin seems
to have been one of the earliest of Irish Christian "greens". He
was born 100s of yrs before the better-known S.Francis of Assisi.
One story tells of a time when his monks were hungry and an otter
came and fed them with salmon. I love the one that tells of Kevin
praying with arms outstretched -- so still that a blackbird came
and laid her egg in his palm! What did this man do, who was at
one with the world? He stayed as he was, down on his knees,
until the baby bird hatched.
Sin e/ mo sce/alsa, agus ma/ ta/ bre/ag ann, bi/odh. Ni/ mise a chum
na/ a cheap e/. Interesting to note that the Earth World Summit (or
is that the World Earth Summit?) is in session today, Kevin's day.