Patricia Hofer

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Welcome

Christ within, beside, before.

            For me, the simplest, most inspiring truth is the wonder of Christ’s presence. And the words of the second poem on St. Patrick’s Breastplate assure me daily of that presence. That’s why I’ve added the poem as an essential last page to this book. In its simple, most basic way, this prayer asks Christ to be “with me” and “within me.” I grew up with the idea that God was present everywhere, but I still… Continue reading