Another one of my favorite saints. When I was young my small room was decorated in sailing ships and that was probably where I caught the sailing bug, and Brendan falls right into that. But he was so much more than just a sailor and that has inspired me more.
Help me to journey beyond the familiar
and into the unknown.
Give me the faith to leave old ways
and break fresh ground with You.
Christ of the mysteries, I trust You
to be stronger than each storm within me.
I will trust in the darkness and know
that my times, even now, are in Your hand.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven,
and somehow, make my obedience count for You.
-- A prayer attributed to St. Brendan.
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