Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ!!
THE HAIL MARY IN GAELIC
Sé do bheath' a Mhuire, atá lán de ghrásta, tá an Tiarna leat. Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa. A Naomh Mhuire, a mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen.
My mother is an Irish Catholic and from railroad people to boot! Every year on St. Paddy's day, I fix all the foods that she was raised with including my grandmother's fudge cake. This year, one of my cousins found out that our ancestors came from the County Limerick region of Ireland and presented us all with a picture of one of our grandparents! This is SO cool, ya think?
Anyway, here is a picture of my great-great grandfather, Matthew Dewey. Funny, the more I look at him, the more I see my older brother, Mike, mustache and all!
"To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women." ~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen