Saint Patrick preached in all of Ireland for 40 years. He was a humble, gentle and pious man whose love and devotion to God, and trust in God, helped him achieve a glorious triumph over the pagan Celtic Druids. St. Patrick feared nothing, not even death. "The Breastplate" is St. Patrick's poem of faith and part of it reads, "...Christ be within me, Christ behind me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ inquired, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me..."
This handmade chaplet measures about 12 inches in length. The beads are a 14mm jade-color stone bead with bronze seed beads and a beautiful old word bronze cross with a bronze St. Patrick medal.
"Christ be within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me..."
St. Patrick of Ireland