Armagh, Northern Ireland, Mar 17, 2020 / 07:32 am
You are never alone, even in the isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Primate of All Ireland told the country's Catholics on St. Patrick's Day.
"In Ireland we have a strong tradition that God is at our side in time of trouble," Archbishop Eamon Martin, archbishop of Armagh said in his pastoral message on Tuesday, March 17.
"It remains important to keep reminding ourselves and others in the coming days that we are never completely isolated: Christ is beside us, before us, behind us, on our right and on our left, beneath us and above us," the archbishop said, quoting from the Lorica of St. Patrick.
St. Patrick, a fifth century Welsh-born bishop is credited with the spread of Christianity across Ireland. He is now the patron saint of the island.