Tuesday, September 21, 2021

‘St Comgall’s Teachings’


The Vale of Angels

Is shrouded in darkness.

The horn of righteousness

At Bangor is broken.

Community is replaced

By the digital prison of Snapchat,

Restraint of human passion

Is provided by the soft Communism

Of Green New Deals.

Father Comgall, blessed forever

Before God, even here on earth

Your soul and flesh were united

To His Light, making you

A true theologian.

Enlighten us again

O Holy Father

To know that prayer

And self-sacrifice

Offered in love

Truly bind men

To one another;

That fasting which sees

Even milk as a luxury

Will guard the world from greedy


That unceasing praise of God

The Holy Trinity

Is an honor that exalts

A man of any rank.

The world waits for a saving word

From your forgotten

Monastery; untie her tongue

By your mighty prayers,

That she, together

With Lindisfarne, Kiev,

Luxeuil, Iona, Sketis,

Mynyw, Optina, St Gall,

Montecassino, Cluny,

Sinai, and all their sisters,

Will fill the width and breadth and depth

Of the world with hymns to God,

Dispelling the miasma begotten

Of the brokenness of man

That poisons all created things.


A life of St Comgall of Bangor, Ireland, may be read here:



Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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