The troop of the noble saints of Erin,
with Patrick who is highest:
Columb cille, who sets up the troops
of the saints of Alba.
The final, vast troop,
which ends a bright chain,
Saint Brigit after triumphs,
with the virgins of Erin.
All these troops with noble overkings,
to help me,
a bright white following,
the vast host of saints.
Epilogue to the Martyrology of Oengus, lines 277-288, translated by Whitley Stokes.
Grant, O Lord, an increase of Thy Grace to us who celebrate the memory of all the Saints of our Island; that as, on earth, we rejoice to be one with them in race, so, in Heaven, we may deserve to share with them an inheritance of bliss. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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