Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 29: St. Dallan

History

Dallan was born in Ireland in the 6th century. He loved to study and read, but he went blind when he was still young. After St. Columba died, Dallan wrote a poem to honor the great saint, and then his sight was miraculously restored. Dallas wrote many other poems to honor God's holy saints. 

Activity

Poetry is a wonderful way to help people remember important things about God and His people. Do you ever sing the hymn, "Be Thou My Vision" at Mass? St. Dallan wrote that! Today, choose a story about Jesus from the Bible and write it as a poem. Maybe your poem can be turned into a hymn, too. 

Saint Dallan, pray for us!

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