The Latin word lōrīca originally meant “armor” or “breastplate.” The title is taken from St. Patrick’s Breastplate, written in 433 A.D.
Episode 41.5 - God Came Looking For the Human
April 2, 2019
Ash Wednesday 2019
“You were sheep gone astray but now are returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”
The image of shepherd and sheep is a life defining metaphor for St. Peter. As he writes the words no doubt St. Peter has in mind his encounter with the Risen Christ some 30 years earlier. It was an early morning on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, an encounter St. Peter would never forget.