Did you know? (Sunday, March 19, 2023)

Several variations of the cross can be identified in our church cemetery. The second most common of these is known as the High Cross of the Celts. Its main features include its unusual height, ornamented carvings, and the ring that connects the four arms of the cross. The Celts were a group of people who lived in European countries a long time ago. One such country is Ireland. Many of the Celts of Ireland were converted to Christianity by St. Patrick, whose feast day was last Friday, March 17. After their conversion, the Celts kept their distinctive culture and traditions and adapted them to their new faith. For example, the Celtic cross was originally used in the worship of the sun (represented by the ring). The cross-in-the-ring now speaks to Christ being the centre of Christianity and the unending life and infinite love of God we experience in Jesus.