Author Archives: aah

21st February

Piran And His Animal Monastery Wolves and sheep will live together in peace, and leopards will lie down with young goats. Isaiah 11: 6 When Piran arrived in Cornwall he lay down to sleep under a tree which a wild … Continue reading

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20th February

Melangell And The Hare The Lord said to Moses ‘Choose six cities of refuge for Israelites and for foreigners…’ Numbers 35: 13,15 Melangell was the daughter of an Irish King who, in order to escape a forced marriage, fled to … Continue reading

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19th February

Brynach And His Stags Swear by the swift deer and the gazelles that you will not interrupt our love. Song of Songs 3: 5 Brynach was a hermit in 6th. century Pembrokeshire, who every so often felt God leading him … Continue reading

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18th February

Jerome And The lion Cows and bears will eat together, and their calves and cubs will lie down in peace. Lions will eat straw as cattle do. Isaiah 11: 7 Saint Jerome was saying evening prayer with his brothers in … Continue reading

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17th February

Kevin And The Blackbird Not a single one of these sparrows has been forgotten by God…yet you are worth much more than many sparrows. Luke 12: 6,7 And then there was St. Kevin and the blackbird. The saint is kneeling, … Continue reading

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16th February

Jaws No one helped God spread out the heavens or trample the sea monster’s back. … We cannot understand the great things God does; there is no end to the miracles God can do. Job 9: 8,10. Berach, who was … Continue reading

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15th February

Soaring Like Eagles They who wait on the Lord shall soar like eagles. Isaiah 40: 31 Understand, if you want to know the Creator, created things. Columbanus The beauty of the trees The softness of the air The fragrance of … Continue reading

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14th February

The Earth Is The Lord’s Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live. Genesis 2: 7 Teach your … Continue reading

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13th February

God Took The Earth God commanded ‘Let the earth produce all kinds of plants…. Let the earth produce all kinds of animals…’ God took of the earth and created a man… Genesis 1: 11,12; 2.7 The earth where King Oswald … Continue reading

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12th February

Transfiguration Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. Matthew 17: 2 The Feast of the Transfiguration is 6 August. That is the day we happened to drop the … Continue reading

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