Voyages from I to Thou.

Location: Skellig Michel, Ireland

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

They Sailed To You

Thrice fifty true pilgrims who went with Buti beyond the sea.
The twelve pilgrims who went beyond the sea with Moedhog of Ferns.
Thrice twenty men who went with Brendan to seek the land of promise.
The twelve youths of whom Brendan found the survivor in the Island of the Cat.
Three descendents of corra, with their seven companions.
Twelve men encountered death with Ailbe.
Four-and-twenty from Munster who went with Ailbe upon the sea fo find the land in which Christians never dwell.
Twelve youths who went to heaven with Molaise without sickness.
The confessor whom Brendan met in the promised land, with all the saints who have perished in the isles of the Ocean.

-- from “The Litany of Oengus,” in William Flint Thrall, “Clerical Sea Pilgrimmages and the ‘Immrama’”


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