Join our AYF prayer team as we begin praying for Abbey Youth Festival.


On the 17th of every month until Abbey Youth Festival, we are inviting you to pray with us the following prayer attributed to St. Patrick, whose feast day we commemorate on March 17, this year's Abbey Youth Festival date. We ask for St. Patrick to intercede for us, that AYF will be blessed and grace-filled.

St. Patrick's Breastplate

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.