April 6, 2015
Volume IX, Number 14
Many blessings to you this Easter!

The people say that the sun dances on this day in joy for a risen Saviour.


Old Barbara Macphie at Dreimsdale saw this once, but only once, during her long life. And the good woman, of high natural intelligence, described in poetic language and with religious fervour what she saw or believed she saw from the summit of Benmore:--The glorious gold-bright sun was after rising on the crests of the great hills, and it was changing colour--green, purple, red, blood-red, white, intense-white, and gold-white, like the glory of the God of the elements to the children of men. It was dancing up and down in exultation at the joyous resurrection of the beloved Saviour of victory.


'To be thus privileged, a person must ascend to the top of the highest hill before sunrise, and believe that the God who makes the small blade of grass to grow is the same God who makes the large, massive sun to move.'


From The Sun Dances: Prayers and Blessings from the Gaelic. Collected and Translated by Alexander Carmichael in Carmina Gadelica, 1900. 

Holding you in special prayer during this season.

Gina Garroway and Margaret Matijasevic

National Conference for Catechetical Leadership