“Beannacht” … that is, blessing: From Irish poet John O’Donohue in honor of St. Patrick’s Day …

The Irish poet and writer, John O’Donohue (1956-2008) was as moved by the landscape of the soul as he was by the landscape of his country with its Celtic spirituality. An ordained Catholic priest, he eventually left the priesthood, but he never abandoned the mystical roots of his Christianity. He was a Hegelian philosopher, did doctoral work on Meister Eckhart, was fluent in Irish and German, was an environmental activist, and wrote several best-selling books (both nonfiction and poetry). His most notable work was Anam Cara:A Book of Celtic Wisdom. (Anam Cara meaning soul friend.)

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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12 Comments on ““Beannacht” … that is, blessing: From Irish poet John O’Donohue in honor of St. Patrick’s Day …

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    • How lovely! Thank you for sharing your story and this link. Many blessings on St. Patrick’s day and always … and yes! may the Irish green always be with us.

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