Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Irish Blessing


Nancy Nelson said...

Dr. Vitulli and Dr. Santoli,
I am a student in Edm310 at the University of South Alabama and I have been assigned this post for my C4K. I have heard this Irish blessing before and found it to be very moving and meaningful. It made my day to read this because it is nice to read something that gives someone hope and put a smile on his or her face. it is worded beautifully and flows very well. Have you had much time to sight see? I have Irish blood in me and I have always wanted to visit Ireland. I am jealous! My family has a seriously Irish name. I do not carry the name, but it was the maiden name of my grandmother. Even though my Irish blood is small, I still feel proud to be part Irish. I hope the convention is going well and you both have a safe trip home. If you would like to contact me, please do so through my twitter @NancyN91 or my blog at nelsonnancyedm310.blogspot.com.
Thank you for the post, Nancy Nelson

Alison Stacey said...

Dr. Santoli and Dr. Vitulli,
I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Strange told us about you both going to Ireland to attend the Ireland International Conference on Education. I have never been to Ireland, but I love the Irish accent. Actually, I think I love all accents! I hope both of you are enjoying yourselves and learning a lot. I have actually never heard of the Irish Blessing, but it is beautiful. After the week I had last week, this is encouraging and definitely a blessing. I have decided that I am going to be more optimistic about the outcome of this week!
Thanks for sharing!
Alison Stacey

Leslie Curd said...

Dr. Santoli and Dr. Vitulli,
I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Strange explained to us that you both are in Ireland for the Ireland International Conference on Education. I have never heard this particular Irish blessing, but it is beautiful and encouraging. I hope both of you enjoy yourselves and I wish you safe traveling. Thank you for sharing this Irish blessing, it definitely has given me a more optomistic view for this week.
Jo Curd

Sidney Jensen said...

Hello Dr.s Vitulli and Santoli,
I really love this quote. This is one of the most famous verses in Ireland. I have sang several versions of it over my career in both high school and Allstate choral groups. I really love the second line, "may the wind be ever at your back,". I love the idea of being propelled forward to change and a better tomorrow. I pray you all have a great time in Ireland and let me know about any other beautiful verses. Feel free to message me on my email or twitter. You can find both on my blog at jensensidneyedm310.blogspot.com.

Amy Archer said...

Dr. Santolli and Dr. Vitulli,

I am a student in EDM 310 and in EDU 301 (with Dr. Vitulli) at The University of South Alabama. I love this post about the Irish Blessing. I had the chance to travel through Ireland as a Freshman in high school. I actually went because it was a field trip for my chorus class.

I am thrilled that you posted the Irish Blessing because this is actually one of the songs that we sang in the cathedrals of Ireland. If you have not had the chance to listen to music in one of Ireland's chapels yet, you need to before you leave! What you will hear will take your breath away.

I know you are having fun!

P.S. -Dr. Vitulli, I can't wait to hear all about your experience in class!


Amy Archer

Anonymous said...

I have heard this blessing growing up with my grandfather. He used it as a toast! My grandparents also had it hanging in their house:)
Shawn Little/Walker EDU 301

Paige Vitulli said...

I have read so many inspirational (and hilarious) Irish blessings since my focus on Ireland these past few months. Alison, I also enjoy listening to accents. It was a feast for the ears at this conference with educators from all over the world. A few of the conference participants in our workshop commented that they were enthralled with OUR southern accents. Do I have an accent y'all? Haha!

Ewe Sheep said...

My name is Katrina Harville, and I am a student in EDU 301 at the University of South Alabama. What a joy to see this Irish Blessing as part of your blog! I recited this very same Irish Blessing at the close of my high school Salutatory speech back in 2000. Somehow, I had come across it as I was searching for something to use in that speech. Although it was sort of short, I was in awe of its beauty. It was my own personal "wish" for my fellow classmates--I wished that everything in this Blessing would be true for them in their lives. It is still one of the most beautiful arrangements of words I have ever heard.

Anonymous said...

My name is Tiffany Whitfield and I am in the EDU 301-701 class. I like the Irish blessing and from previous research I learned that it is related to the book of Proverbs in the Bible. The Irish has a great was of sending positive messages in their writings and they are written to influence others and teach young children as well. I have been very blessed throughout my lifetime and this blessing is an instant reminder of what has been given to me and what is expected to come