St Aidan’s prayer

Leave me alone with God, as much as may be. As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore, make me an island, set apart alone with You, God, holy to You. Then, with the turning of the tide, prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond, the world that…

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A poem for St Columba of Iona

Delightful to me to be on an island hill, on the crest of a rock, that I might often watch the quiet sea; That I might watch the heavy waves above the bright water, as they chant music to their Father everlastingly; That I might watch its smooth, bright-bordered shore, no gloomy pastime, that I…

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