A friend shared this old account of St. Patrick from George H. Hunter’s The Celtic Way of Evangelism:
“They brought him a sick woman who was with child. He baptized the son in the mother’s womb, the amniotic fluid being the water of baptism. They buried her below the bank of the church enclosure.”
Patrick apparently believed that sacramental action could take place
in the natural fluids of the body.
Song of Solomon 5:12 (Amplified Bible)
His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, bathed in milk and fitly set.
Your blood and tears were smeared from the Garden of Gethsemane to Golgotha, and water poured from Your pierced side. Your body fluids were the price for our redemption.
We are unworthy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
We are unworthy, for even after receiving You as our Lord and Savior, we, and our ancestors before us, have continued to sin. We ask Your forgiveness.
We ask Your forgiveness for persons suffering from neurologic and psychiatric disease, especially Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, Alan, David, John, Brian, LaTosha, Danny, Jared, and Jonathan. We humbly request that Your healing waters cleanse any impurities of their spirits, souls, and bodies. We humbly ask for Your healing waters over their cerebrospinal fluid and neural tissues.
Jesus, You are our Divine Physician. Amen.