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Saint Bride, John Duncan (1866-1945)

According to Scottish legend, two angels transported Saint Bride from her home on the island of Iona to Bethlehem so that she could be Mary's midwife on the night of Jesus' birth. 

I believe that through grace, benevolent forces carry us towards and through the great work of our lives.  Some days, I even feel them.

Reader Comments (15)

I've never heard of this legend before, it is riveting.

A fine post, this. (And again, so glad our blog/writing paths have crossed.)

PS: Did you change your blog background, etc? I like that there is still white space!

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerresa Wellborn

beautiful thought, and one I needed. Thank you.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjulie wright

I feel those hands almost daily. Carrying me toward a destination that I am too busy to remember. Helping me take care of my little ones.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

I love your thoughts. And I think I may have felt some before too.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKazzy

I think I know the feeling you mean...those moments when you know you are lacking but somehow are pulled through, carried on...Those moments when something speaks to our hearts and confirms that no, of course we are not alone in this.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly


Beautiful image.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTh.

I love that image. Can I pretend it is me being carried by angels?

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarlene

It's amazing how much power that little bit of writing carries.

Thank you.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEowyn

I'm trying to find a little of that grace--not for me but for my husband. He needs to be carried a little and I haven't the wings he needs.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL.T. Elliot

So beautiful, Luisa. I love the notion of a midwife guiding Mary through the great birth. Also the thought that benevolent forces transport us so we may in turn be a benevolent force for another.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstoronto


February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna Consolo

Amen and amen.

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

That was a lovely image, and your writing was a perfect complement. Thank you.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBraden

It's true. But sometimes you just have to get out of grace's way so she can do her thing. That's sometimes the hardest part.

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVirtualSprite

For me, sometimes I think that RVW and MN have been the deliverers of this grace. And I guess that goes with what I mentioned to you about not being able to absorb RVW when I have been too too to be levitated by their grace....

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrampions

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