School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

Location:
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Bean Uí Chorcoráin

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A Collection of Old Prayers

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 465

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A collection of old prayers 20:6:1938
Rita Carton, Hampton Hill, Balbriggan
These prayers were told to me by my mother, Mrs Carton, Hampton Hall, Balbriggan
it is a custom with some of the people in Balbriggan when the fire does not light up quickly to say "Theresa Higginson Spouse of the Crucified pray for us"
It is also a custom every night before getting into bed to make the letters I.N.R.I on their forehead saying "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, preserve me from a sudden and unprovided death. Amen" Another prayer is "God bless me and make me a true and faithful servant to my life's end. Amen"
Also "Bless me, O Lord defend and govern me after this short and miserable pilgrimage, O Lord, bring me to everlasting happiness. Amen"

Collector
Rita Carton
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mrs Carton
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Language
English