Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day


The Claddagh

The Claddagh is a traditional Celtic ring design that symbolizes friendship. The hands are the clasp of friendship, the crown represents loyalty and the heart, love. Moreover, the Claddagh has yet a deeper symbolism--that of the Holy Trinity. The drown represents the Father, The left hand represents the Son and the right had the Holy spirit. The heart is the love that exists between them and the overflows to all creation.

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Wishing all the blessing of Saint Patrick
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Thanks be to God!

Art work and explanation of Claddagh by The Printery House,Conception Abbey, Conception, Missouri 64433

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Last minute addition to today's post...A bit of a challenge and some Irish Green!! Enjoy!
Click to Mix and Solve

11 comments:

  1. Hi GrandmaK
    It may not have arrived yet where you are but it is now St Patrick's day here. So, A VERY HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY to you. God bless you.

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  2. Cathy, my doctor and his wife wear claddagh rings as wedding bands. They are lovely.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day......:-) Hugs

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  3. Daughter has a claddagh ring that she wears all the time. Happy SPD to you too!

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  4. I think that might be the first time I've ever read an explanation of the Claddagh, Cathy. Thank you, and have a very Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, sweet lady!

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  6. Happy St Patrick's Day to you and your family.

    May God bless you all always.

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  7. Thank you for that explanation of the Claddagh, Cathy. I did not know that!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you dear Cathy!!

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  9. Fascinating! Have a wonderful day!

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  10. May the Irish hills caress you.
    May her lakes and rivers bless you.
    May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
    May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

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  11. I have never heard of that ring but I love it and what it represents. Beautiful. So many wonderful things out of Ireland. I am just now getting around to publishing my beautiful blogger award from you. Blessings
    QMM

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Your insightful comments are appreciated and I want all to feel comfortable and welcome here.