Betrayal: That Cold-Hearted Kiss

I had written this last spring just after Holy Week and Easter. As we approach Saint Martin’s Lent I thought it appropriate to post. I hope you find it as illuminating reading it as I did writing it. Blessings upon your head, your heart, your home, and your own loved ones! “Jesus was still speaking, […]

Samhain Liturgy

I wanted to share a wonderful liturgy resource from the Celtic Catholic Church, Diocese of Saint Brendan. We have used these prayers for years now in our annual liturgical celebration of All Hallows’ Eve within Shepherd’s Heart. May you find them as meaningful and beautiful as we do. The following prayers et cetera are designed […]

Saint Ninian

St. Ninian Bishop of Whithorn (Nynia, Ninnidh) Apostle to the Picts, Abbot of Candida Casa (White House) Monastery, Bishop of Whithorn Bishop and confessor; date of birth unknown; died about 432; the first Apostle of Christianity in Scotland. The earliest account of him is in Bede (Hist. Eccles., III, 4): “the southern Picts received the […]

Saint Melangell

The Legend of Melangell and the Hare Our ministry is dedicated to Saint Melangell, she has always been our patron saint. She’s a wonderful Celtic saint who spent her life trying to make a safe place for folks amongst the thorns, thickets, and briarpatches of society and of the world and that is our calling […]

The People of God: Peace of Mind

The People of God by Bishop Karl Pruter Chapter XIV Peace of Mind Several decades ago, Rabbi Liebmann wrote a book entitled Peace of Mind. Unintentionally he began a cult which enjoyed a great rage for over twenty years. Americans had, at last, found a use for God. God was not some remote being in […]

Are Old Catholic Orders Valid?

Are Old Catholic Orders Valid? By Bp. Brian Ernest Brown | July 19, 2008 “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity […]

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ’s Incarnation; His baptism in the River Jordan; His death on the Cross for my salvation; His bursting from the […]

Prayer to Forgive God

Come close, Lord, and hear my prayer as I come with great hesitation seeking reconciliation to you, my God. I find that my lips will hardly form these words, and yet, if I am honest, I know that at times there has been hidden in my heart a resentment toward you, my God. The reason, […]

Litany of Penitence

Most holy and merciful Father: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you […]