In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we wanted to share some history behind an Irish Blessing for the home.

 

Blessing a home is an important part of Irish cultural heritage.

In years gone by, a priest was often asked to bless a new home, or when a family moved to a new home the owners would sprinkle holy water around the rooms and ask God for his blessings.

This lovely blessing is wonderful for sharing when someone moves to a new home, or it can be displayed as a saying in your home:

 

“God bless the corners of this house,
And be the lintel blest,
And bless the hearth and bless the board,
And bless each place of rest,
And bless each door that opens wide
To stranger as to kin,
And bless each crystal window pane
That lets the starlight in,
And bless the rooftree overhead
And every sturdy wall.
The peace of man,
the peace of God,
The peace of love on all.”