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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

The Deer's Cry (St. Patrick's Breastplate)

Performed by Rita Connolly with the Curtlestown Choir directed by Evelyn Deasy, accompanied by Shaun Davey on pedal harmonium, Gerry O'Beirne, Mathew Manning, Moya O'Grady and David O'Doherty at Powerscourt House, 2009. Shaun Davey adapted the words of St. Patrick's Breastplate as translated by Kuno Meyer in 1990. This prayer for the protection of travelers is attributed to St. Patrick. It is also used by exorcists in the deliverance of those afflicted by evil spirits. For more information visit For sheet music see, For Rita Connolly singing The Deers' Cry with full orchestra and the City of Glasgow Chorus of 120 voices, recorded on THE PILGRIM CD visit


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