May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
As the coronavirus radically changes the trajectory of our days, let us remember and be inspired by the resilience and courage of the Irish people who survived potato famines, economic disasters, and serious prejudice as new immigrants to this country.
May we celebrate all the good things in our lives on this Saint Patrick’s Day