The lady painted in Reverie (by an Irishwoman, of course, for this is St. Patrick's Day!) reminds me of my Irish mother (Monica Grace Maguire).
|My father is Tom Sherlock ~ half Irish, half Italian (Gaelic and Garlic, so to speak!)|
Both of these selections were chosen from this book of Irish art and poetry, a gift from Ken and a treasure for the senses.
When we visited Ireland many years ago as volunteer missionaries for the Assemblies of God (Because, you know, Ireland doesn't know about Jesus. Sheesh.), we spent several hours organizing the Bible college's library, surreptitiously reading the good saint's words (Like our children do now when they're supposed to be cleaning their rooms.). We thought that he might be saved (!). He and his words came back to us ten years later as we studied Catholicism.
Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, and caller-home to the Church for Ken and me, pray for us this day, especially our new Pope Francis and all the bishops.
With love and thanks,