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Inflame my Heart.

 

A writer reveals that when she falls short as a follower of Christ, she sometimes reassures herself that she is not that bad. After all, outright evil is fairly easy to avoid – she does not kill, steal or cheat— so how much fault can God find with her? In her heart, though, she knows that sidestepping the graver sins is not enough, as she knows that God wants more from us. God wants us to be passionate—on fire with love for him and his people. God wants us to actively seek him in all things and at all times. He wants us to notice the people around us who are in need of healing and hope and love. Wishy-washy discipleship is counter to the radical nature of the gospel—there is work to be done!

Let us pray: Lord Jesus, inflame my heart! Make it burn with the desire to bring your light wherever there is darkness and despair!

Compiled by Deirdre Powell

Catholicireland.net

Source: Living Faith, Daily Catholic Devotions (adapted).

Nov 14 - St Laurence O'Toole (1128-80): a spiritual leader for difficult times

Summary : St Laurence O'Toole, Monk. Laurence was born in Leinster in 1123. He studied at Glendalough, becoming abbot there in 1148, and in 1162 he was chosen as the first native archbishop of Dublin. He followed the reforming methods of Ceallach and Malachy, introducing the Canons Regular to Dublin and following their Rule. He returned from Lateran HI as Papal Legate and held synods to extend reform. He died at Eu in Brittany in 1180 while on a mission to try to restore peace between the kings of Ireland and England.

LarryotooleArchbishop of Dublin during the takeover of Ireland by the Normans and King Henry II, St Lawrence O'Toole's efforts in the peace process and his frustration with King Henry probably caused his early death. Highly honoured at Eu in Normandy, France, where he died. It was the monks at Eu that introduced his cause to Rome. Father Kevin Doran, parish priest of Glendalough, tells his story.

Prince and hostage
Laurence O'Toole was born in Castledermot, Co. Kildare in 1128. His father was Maurice O'Toole, King of Hy Murray. It was common practice in those times for princes of one clan to be given as hostages to another clan, as a guarantee of peace. When Laurence was ten years old he was given as hostage to Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster, who treated him very badly. Laurence was sent in chains to a remote place, where he got very little to eat; he hadn't even enough clothes to keep him warm in the winter. For two years, even though he was a king's son, he learnt what it was like to be poor and to be oppressed.

Monk

Laurence O TooleAfter two years, it was agreed that Laurence would be released. He was sent to a monastery at Glendalough, and the monks made him welcome. It was agreed that his father would come and collect him there. But Laurence soon came to love Glendalough. He liked joining the monks in prayer. He felt very close to God there. After his two years as a hostage, he realised that wealth and power were not important.

He asked his father's permission to stay there, and become a monk, and his father agreed. When he was still only 25, Laurence was elected Abbot of the monastery. As the leader of the community he encouraged the monks in their learning. There was always a welcome in the monastery for the poor. When there was a famine in the area, Laurence sold some of the treasures of Glendalough to provide food for those who were hungry.

Archbishop
In 1162 Laurence became the first Irish-born Archbishop of the Danish city of Dublin. In those days, many of the people of Dublin didn't take their Christian religion very seriously. Laurence encouraged them to become real Christians. He brought monks to Dublin from France, and they lived at Christchurch Cathedral. They helped many people to come back to Mass, and to the Sacraments. Laurence himself never forgot his own days of poverty. He continued to care for the poor, especially homeless children. He made room for them in his own house, and they shared the food at his table.

Man of prayer
Laurence was a man of prayer. He got up in the early hours to sing the office with the other monks in the cathedral and often stayed on afterwards, deep in prayer. Then he would walk for a while in the little graveyard, watching and praying over the city. When he had some free time, he loved to go to Glendalough and spend a few days in solitude in a lakeside hermitage which could be reached only by boat.

Mission to reform the Irish Church
As Archbishop of Dublin, Laurence participated in the Third Lateran Council in Rome in 1179, with some of the other Irish bishops. The Pope, Alexander III, knew that Ireland had been going through a bad time. He knew that many people, including priests, were no longer taking their religion seriously. He entrusted to Laurence the task of reforming the Church in Ireland.

The peace process
The Normans landed in Ireland in 1169. The following year they besieged Dublin under their leader, Strongbow. Laurence met Strongbow to arrange peace but the Normans attacked while the talks were going on. They seized the city, and began killing the citizens and looting their houses. Laurence saved the lives of many people.

He often visited England in his efforts to bring about peace between the two countries. Travelling by sea was dangerous and shipwrecks were common. More than once, his ship was caught in a violent storm. In 1175 he was one of the signatories of the Treaty of Windsor between England's King Henry II and Ireland's High King, Roderic O'Connor.

But the work of making peace is never finished. A new dispute broke out between the King of England and the Irish Kings. In the spring of 1180, Laurence left Ireland again to see if he could help to settle the dispute. The English King, Henry II, didn't have much time for bishops. He had already arranged to have the Archbishop of Canterbury (Thomas à Becket) murdered. He would not welcome Laurence O'Toole. He saw a chance to get rid of Laurence as Archbishop of Dublin and would not let him come back to Ireland. Henry had control of Normandy as well as England. Laurence followed him there. As long as there was a chance of peace, he would not give up trying.

Death in exile
In 1180, Laurence became seriously ill. The monks at Eu in Normandy looked after him in their monastery. But eventually, on 14th November 1180, at the age of 52, he died.

heart1His tomb is in the crypt, under the Collegial Church at Eu. Many people still go there to pray. Laurence was canonized in 1225.

His heart was transferred to Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The 800 year old heart relic was kept in a wooden heart-shaped container sealed within a small iron-barred cage in St Laud’s chapel in the cathedral. It was stolen in March 2012but happily retrieved undamaged in 2018.

Icon credit: Sr. Aloysius McVeigh RSM.  See www.hermitage.dublindiocese.ie/icon_slot.html


Glendalough Hermitage


As the Jubilee Year of 2000 approached,  the idea began to take shape that Glendalough might once again become a source of spiritual energy for the Irish Church, as it was in the past. Fr Seán O’Toole, who was parish priest of Glendalough at the time, began to think in terms of developing a new hermitage around the “new” St. Kevin’s Church, which was built in Laragh shortly after Catholic Emancipation. He wanted to provide a place of welcome for pilgrims, where they could be accommodated comfortably in an atmosphere of quiet and prayer.


The hermitage project received support from various Church and community sources as well as from the Millennium fund, and five “Cillin’s” or “cells” were built in the vicinity of St. Kevin’s Church. Like the hermitages of old, they are slightly off the beaten track, a short distance away from the original monastic Glendalough Hermitagesettlement. While pilgrims have easy access both to the monastic village and to the surrounding forests and mountains, they are also offered a degree of solitude in the hermitage which is not always available these days down in the valley.

The hermitages themselves, which are self-catering, are far more comfortable than the ones occupied by St. Kevin and the hermits of bygone days. Apart from the main room, which includes a bed, dining area and prayer space, each “cell” has a modern kitchenette and shower room. Pilgrims also have access to a library and prayer room in the Coachhouse. The parish Church is fifty metres away and mass is celebrated daily. A communal morning and evening prayer are celebrated in the coach-house. The hermitage project is staffed by two sisters of Mercy, Sr. Kathleen Delaney and Sr. Mary McKeever, both of whom are available to meet pilgrims if requested. Provision is also made in the coach-house for small groups who wish to meet in an atmosphere of quiet, “far from the madding crowd.”



Further information can be had by phoning 0404-45777 or by contacting www.hermitage.dublindiocese.ie
Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 15th November, 2019

FIRST READING       


A reading from the book of Wisdom                    7:22-8:1
Wisdom is a reflection of the eternal light,  untarnished mirror of God's active power.


Within Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy,
unique, manifold, subtle,
active, incisive, unsullied,
lucid, invulnerable, benevolent, sharp,
irresistible, beneficent, loving to man,
steadfast, dependable, unperturbed,
almighty, all-surveying,
penetrating all intelligent, pure
and most subtle spirits;
for Wisdom is quicker to move than any motion;
she is so pure, she pervades and permeates all things.




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She is a breath of the power of God,
pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty;
hence nothing impure can find a way into her.
She is a reflection of the eternal light,
untarnished mirror of God's active power,
image of his goodness.


Although alone, she can do all;
herself unchanging, she makes all things new.
In each generation she passes into holy souls,
she makes them friends of God and prophets;
for God loves only the man who lives with Wisdom.
She is indeed more splendid than the sun,
she outshines all the constellations;
compared with light, she takes first place,
for light must yield to night, but over
Wisdom evil can never triumph.
She deploys her strength from one end of the earth to the other,
ordering all things for good.


The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm        Ps 118: 89-990. 130. 135.175. Rv. 89
Response                             Your word, O Lord, stands for ever.

1. Your word, O Lord, for ever
stands firm in the heavens:
your truth lasts from age to age,
like the earth you created.         Response

2. By your decree it endures to this day;
for all things serve you.
The unfolding of your word gives light
and teaches the simple.              Response


3. Let your face shine on your servant
and teach me your decrees.
Give life to my soul that I may praise you.
Let your decrees give me help. Response


Gospel  Acclamation          1 Pt 1:25
Alleluia, alleluia!
The word of the Lord remains for ever: What is this word?
It is the Good News that has been brought to you.
Alleluia!


Or                                              1 Jn 15: 15 
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty, says the Lord.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke       17:20-25
The kingdom of God is among you

Day of the LordAsked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was to come, Jesus gave them this answer, 'The coming of the kingdom of God does not admit of observation and there will be no one to say, "Look here! Look there!" For, you must know, the kingdom of God is among you.'

He said to the disciples, 'A time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man and will not see it. They will say to you, "Look there!" or, "Look here!" Make no move; do not set off in pursuit; for as the lightning flashing from one part of heaven lights up the other, so will be the Son of Man when his day comes. But first he must suffer grievously and be rejected by this generation.'

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Gospel Reflection     Thursday    Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time     Luke 17:20-25

Many people ask questions of Jesus in the course of the Gospels. Jesus does not always answer the questions in the way that people might expect. In today’s gospel reading, the Pharisees ask Jesus when the kingdom of God is to come. They heard him proclaim, ‘the kingdom of God is at hand’, and they wanted him to set a date for its coming. It was a ‘when’ question, but Jesus did not give a ‘when’ answer. Yes, there will be a time in the future when the kingdom of God will come in all its fullness, when the Son of Man will come in great power and glory. However, Jesus does not go down the road of calculating the timing of this future event. Rather, he draws attention to the here and now. The kingdom of God in all its fullness may be a future reality, but there is a sense in which it is already a present reality. As Jesus says to his questioners, ‘the kingdom of God is among you’. The kingdom of God is in your midst, if only you had eyes to see it. It is present in what Jesus is saying and doing. The kingdom of God is present among us today, because Jesus, now in his risen form, continues to move among us, in word and in deed. The kingdom of God may be hidden, like the mustard seed in the soil or the leaven in the flour, but it is here among us in all its transforming power. When we feel low in ourselves or we feel discouraged about the state of the Church, we need to repeat to ourselves those words of Jesus in today’s gospel reading, ‘the kingdom of God is among you’.
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The scripture readings are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and used with the permission of the publishers. The Gospel reflection comes from WEEKDAY REFLECTIONS 2018-19: To know the love of Christ by Martin Hogan published by  The Messenger c/f www.messenger.ie/bookshop/
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Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 15th November, 2019
 CÉAD LÉACHT         

Sliocht as leabhar hEagna               7:22-8:1
Scáil niamhrach an tsolais shíoraí is ea í

Tá spiorad intleachtúil naofa san eagna,
é uathúil, ildánach, grinn,
aclaí, soiléir, gan smál,
cinnte, domhillte, dea-chroíoch, géar,
do-choiscthe, dea-ghníomhach, daonnachtúil,
buanseasmhach, daingean, saor ó imní,
uilechumhachtach, uilebhreathnaitheach,
agus é fite fuaite i ngach uile spiorad
intleachtúil, glan, sárghrinn eile.
Is gasta í an eagna ná gach gluaiseacht eile;
de bharr a glaine tá sí fite fuaite i ngach uile ní.

wisdom of God XAnáil chumhachtach Dé is ea í,
eisileadh fíorghlan ó ghlóir an Uilechumhachtaigh.
Ar an ábhar sin, ní féidir le haon ní salach
téaltú isteach inti.
Scáil niamhrach an tsolais shíoraí is ea í
agus scáthán neamhtheimhlithe éifeachtúlacht Dé
agus íomhá a mhaitheasa.
Níl inti féin ach aon ní amháin
ach is féidir léi gach uile ní a dhéanamh;
fanann sí istigh inti féin
ach déanann sí gach uile ní a athbheochan.
I ngach uile ghlúin téann sí a chónaí in anamacha cráifeacha
agus déanann sí cairde Dé agus fáithe díobh.
Ní ghránn Dia dada
ach an té a chónaíonn i bhfochair na heagna.
Is áille í ná an ghrian;
is gile í ná gach uile réaltbhuíon atá ann.
Má chuirtear i gcóimheas leis an solas féin í
faightear níos lonraí í na é;
mar géill eann an solas don oíche

ach ní sháraíonn an t-olc an eagna choíche.
Leathann an eagna go láidir ó imeall go himeall na cruinne
agus riarann sí gach uile ní go maith.

Briathar Dé. 

Salm le freagra             Sm  118: 89-990. 130. 135.175. Rv. 89
Freagra                            Maireann do bhriathar go brách, a Thiarna.

1. Maireann do bhriathar go brách, a Thiarna,
chomh daingean le neamh.
Maireann d’fhírinne go dtí an uile ghlúin,
mar an talamh a bhunaigh tú.                Freagra

2. Maireann siad go buan de réir do reachtanna;
fónann gach aon ní duit.
Tugann foilsiú do bhriathair solas dom,
agus teagasc do lucht aineolais.             Freagra

3. Soilsíodh solas do ghnúise ar do ghiolla;
agus múin dom do reachtanna.
Go maire m’anam agus go mola sé thú;
agus go gcabhraí do reachtanna liom.  Freagra

SOISCÉAL            

Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir N. Lúcás        17:20-25
Bíodh a fhios agaibh go bhfuil ríocht Dé in bhur lár.”

Day of the Lord
San am sin Nuair a d’fhiafraigh na Fairisínigh d’ Íosa cén uair a bheadh ríocht Dé ag teacht, dúirt sé leo á bhfreagairt: “Ríocht Dé, ní amhlaidh a bhraitear ag teacht í, 21ná ní amhlaidh a déarfar: ‘Féach, tá sí anseo’; nó: ‘Tá sí ansiúd’; óir bíodh a fhios agaibh go bhfuil ríocht Dé in bhur lár.”

Dúirt sé fós leis na deisceabail: “Tiocfaidh an t-am ar mian libh aon lá amháin a fheiceáil de laethanta Mhac an Duine, agus ní fheicfidh sibh é. Beifear á rá libh: ‘Féach, tá sé ansiúd’; nó: ‘Féach, tá sé anseo!’ Ná téigí ann: ná bígí ar a thóir. Debhrí, ar nós mar a scinneann an splanc ó thaobh den chruinne ina lasair go dtí an taobh eile, is amhlaidh sin a bheidh Mac an Duine ina lá féin. Ar dtús, áfach, ní foláir dó mórán a fhulaingt agus an diúltú a fháil ón nglúin seo.

Soiscéal Dé.



AN BÍOBLA NAOFA
© An Sagart
Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 17th November, 2019
hellfire

FIRST READING

A reading from the Book of Malachi        3:19-20
For you the sun of righteousness will shine out.

The day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord, leaving them neither root nor stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm       Ps 97
Response                            The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

1. Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp
    with the sound of music.
    With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    acclaim the King, the Lord.                 Response

2. Let the sea and all within it, thunder;
    the world, and all its peoples.
    Let the rivers clap their hands
    and the hills ring out their joy
    at the presence of the Lord.                 Response

3. For the Lord comes,
    he comes to rule the earth.
    He will rule the world with justice
    and the peoples with fairness.             Response

SECOND READING       

A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians       3:7-12
Do not let anyone have any food if he refused to do any work.

You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we ever have our meals at anyone's table without paying for them; no, we worked night and day, slaving and straining, so as not to be a burden on any of you. This was not because we had no right to be, but in order to make ourselves an example for you to follow.

We gave you a rule when we were with you: not to let anyone have any food if he refused to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else's. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we order and call on people of this kind to go on quietly working and earning the food that they eat.

The Word of the Lord

Gospel  Acclamation       Lk 21: 36
Alleluia, alleluia!
Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to stand with confidence
before the Son of Man.
Alleluia!

Or                                             Lk 21: 28
Alleluia, alleluia!
Stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand'.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL

A reading from the Gospel according to Luke       21:5-19
Your endurance will win you your lives.

2nd coming
When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, 'All these things you are staring at now-the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed'. And they put to him this question: 'Master,' they said 'when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that this is about to take place?'

'Take care not to be deceived,' he said 'because many will come using my name and saying, "I am he" and, "The time is near at hand". Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon.' Then he said to them, 'Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

'But before all this happens, men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name - and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.

The Gospel of the Lord




Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.
Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 17th November, 2019
hellfireCÉAD LÉACHT

Slíocht as leabhar Malaci        3:19-20
Soilseoidh grian na ffréantachta oraibh.

Féach, tá an lá ag teacht, agus é ar dearglasadh mar fhoirnéis, a mbeidh na scigirí uile agus lucht déanta an oilc go léir mar choinleach, agus ídeoidh an lá atá le teacht iad sa chaoi nach bhfágfaidh sé fréamh ná craobh acu, a deir Tiarna na Slua.

Ach, maidir libhse, a thugann ómós do m’ainm, éireoidh oraibh grian na fíréantachta, bhfuil íocshláinte ina gathanna aici.

Briathar Dé

Salm le Freagra         Sm 97
Freagra                         Tá an Tiarna ag teacht  a rialú na náisiún go cothrom.

I. Canaigí sailm don Tiarna leis an gcruit
   agus le fuaim na cláirsí.
   Tugaigí gárthale fuaim stoic is adhairce
   don Tiarna, ár Rí.                                              Freagra

2. Bíodh an fharraige agus a bhfuil inti ag búirthí
    an domhan agus a maireann ann.
    Bíodh na haibhneacha ag bualadh a mbos;
    déanadh na sléibhte gairdeas
    i bhfianaise an Tiarna atá ag teacht
    a rialú na cruinne.                                            Freagra

3. Déanfaidh sé an domhan a rialú go cóir
    agus na náisiúin go cothrom.                         Freagra

DARA LÉACHT 

Slíocht as dara litir Naomh P0l chuig na Teasalónaigh       3:7-12
An té nach bhfuil fonn oibre air, ná caitheadh sé bia ach oiread.

A bhráithre, tá a fhios agaibh féin cad atá agaibh le déanamh chun aithris a dhéanamh orainne. Ní raibh aon díomhaointeas orainne fad a bhíomar in bhur measc, ná níor ghlacamar cothú in aisce ó dhuine ar bith. Is amhlaidh a bhímis ag obair le dua agus saothar, de lá is d’oíche, ar shlí nach mbeimis inár muirín ar dhuine ar bith agaibh. Ní hé nach bhfuilimid i dteideal ár gcoda ach d’fhonn sampla a thabhairt daoibhse chun go leanfadh sibh ár lorg.

Go deimhin nuair a bhíomar in bhur measc, seo é an foláireamh a thugaimis daoibh: “An té nach bhfuil fonn oibre air, ná caitheadh sé bia ach oiread.” Tá sé á chloisteáil againn go bhfuil daoine áirithe oraibh a chaitheann a saol go díomhaoin, gan aon ní acu á dhéanamh ach a ladar a chur i ngnó daoine eile. Táimid ag tabhairt foláirimh dá leithéidí sin agus ag moladh dóibh in ainm an Tiarna Íosa Críost, bheith ag obair go ciúin dóibh féin agus a gcuid bia féin a ithe.

Briathar Dé.

Alleluia Véarsa             Lc  21: 36   
Alleluia, alleluia!
Bígí gach uile thráth do bhur bhfaire féin agus ag guí chun go mbeadh sibh ag seasamh díreach os comhair Mhac an Duine.”
Alleluia!

SOISCÉAL                    

Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir N. Lúcás :21:5-19
Is le bhur mbuanseasamh a ghnóthóidh sibh bhur n-anamacha.

2nd comingSan am sin nuair a bhí daoine áirithe á rá mar gheall ar an Teampall go raibh sé maisithe le clocha breátha agus le tíolaicí dúthrachta, dúirt Íosa: “A bhfuil le feiceáil ansin agaibh – tiocfaidh na laethanta nach bhfágfar cloch ar mhuin cloiche nach leagfar anuas.” D’fhiafraigh siad de ansin: “Más ea, a Mháistir, cén uair a thitfidh an méid sin amach, agus cad is comhartha ar na nithe sin a bheith ag teacht?”

Dúirt sé: “Bígí aireach agus ná cuirtear amú sibh; óir tiocfaidh mórán i m’ainmse ag rá: ‘Is mise é’; agus: ‘Tá an t-am in achmaireacht.’ Ná téigí ina ndiaidh. Nuair a chluinfidh sibh caint ar chogaí agus ar cheannaircí, ná glacaigí scéin, óir ní foláir na nithe sin a theacht ar dtús, ach ní bheidh an deireadh ann chomh luath sin.” Dúirt sé leo ansin: “Éireoidh náisiún in aghaidh náisiúin agus ríocht in aghaidh
ríochta. Beidh maidhmeanna móra talún ann, agus gortaí agus plánna anseo is ansiúd; beidh tuartha uafáis ann agus comharthaí móra ón spéir.

Ach roimh an méid sin uile, leagfar lámh oraibh agus géarleanfar sibh, tabharfar ar láimh sibh do na sionagóga agus do na príosúin, seolfar i láthair ríthe agus gobharnóirí sibh mar gheall ar m’ainmse. Is é a thiocfaidh as sin daoibh, go bhféadfaidh sibh fianaise a thabhairt. Dá bhrí sin, bíodh sé de rún agaibh gan ullmhú roimh ré chun bhur gcosanta, óir tabharfaidh mise urlabhra daoibh agus eagna nach bhféadfaidh bhur gcúisitheoirí uile cur ina haghaidh ná a bhréagnú. Tabharfar ar láimh sibh ag bhur dtuismitheoirí féin, fiú amháin, ag bhur ndeartháireacha, ag bhur ngaolta, ag bhur gcairde, agus básófar cuid agaibh, agus beidh fuath ag cách daoibh mar gheall ar m’ainmse; ach ribe de ghruaig bhur gcinn ní mhillfear. Is le bhur mbuanseasamh a ghnóthóidh sibh bhur n-anamacha.

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