Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Roses: Keeping up Tradition

Happy St. Patrick's day to all!  I will be playing flute at the following event tonight.  I have really enjoyed working on this.  Thanks Rachel! 

“From Desolation to Consolation: The Journey of a Soul through the Prayers of the Saints,” a special Celtic Christian Service...


The program will explore the theme of going from Desolation, the state of being without God, to Consolation, the union of the soul with God. The heart wrenching prayers from many ancient saints of the church have been put to beautiful melodies of traditional Celtic aires and jigs from Scotland , Wales and Ireland . This combination has resulted in an effective retelling of the Gifts of Grace that God has given us. Celtic Bards will present to attendees the pathways of Joan of Arc, St. Patrick, St. Teresa de Avila, St. Francis, St. Clara, and St. Augustine . Interspersed with the barding will be the saints’ own prayers of pain and passion in seeking God. These will be accompanied by traditional folk instruments, including pipes, harp, bodhran, guitar, violin, and flute.


The book of Jeremiah ( 6:16 ) states, “…stand at the crossroads and look: ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…”

Unfortunately, Ellory fractured her foot and won't be dancing at this event as planned.  So...I had to post some pics from years past and I don't have any of her in her new dress.   I snapped a quick picture of Ellory and Sarah today and of Ellory's decorated foot.  

Ellory attendeds an Irish Catholic school so today was a big day.   One of her favorite  teachers tragically passed away at Christmas from cancer.  He was very proud of his Irish heritage.  In his honor the school sold t-shirts and will use those and other donated funds to start a scholarship program.  All the students were encouraged to wear their "green" today.:)  No uniforms.  The picture of the girls in the Irish dance costumes are Sarah, Ellory and mentor Jordan who is in Ireland studying abroad this year.  We miss her dearly.  

I am having problems with the font.

Many Irish blessings to you... and may the wee folk always watch over you from afar.:)


cheryl kuhn said...

Sorry to hear about Ellory's foot but she did a wonderful job decorating it for the holiday! Wish I could be there to hear you play the flute, looks like the event will be lots of fun and what a great cause for celebration. A Happy St. Paddy's day to you, enjoy your evening!!

Baggaraggs: said...

It sounds like you are feeling better. I am so glad! Happy St. Patricks day to you and May the wee folk infest your spring garden with lots of fairies. HEe. hee. Robin