This video is an attempt to look at what may have gone through the minds of Jesus’ disciples (and those nearest to Him) as they saw Him endure the events surrounding His passion and crucifixion. The lyrics from the song, “Say Something” fit perfectly with the idea that may have pleaded with Jesus to just say something and stop it all; to use His divine power to put an end to the whole terrible situation that unfolded.
I love this icon of Patrick which draws on the close links between the Desert Fathers and Mothers in Egypt where Christianity was flourishing after the dispersion of the Jewish People by Titus. The Sinai Desert became the cradle of Christianity and the disciples who came there to seek God in solitude gave rise to what was later to be known as monasticism. As all this was happening Patrick came to Ireland as a slave and later returned as a Christian Bishop to minister to the Irish. Later disciples of Patrick founded similar monasteries on Skillig and throughout Ireland.
For Teaching Resources on Patrick please check the Archive section on the right for March 2014, March 2013 etc.