DVB Mobius Bracelet FC04B St Patrick Prayer
These sterling silver or gold bangle bracelets are finely engraved with resonant quotations, prayers and literary gems. The elliptical shape sits comfortably about the hand, while the form itself displays unusual geometric properties. The shape is known as a Möbius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius [1790-1868]. It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became accepted as a symbol for infinity, an appropriate and symbolic form for these memorable inscriptions. Ellipse: 2 13/16" x 2 1/12" [72mm x 64mm] Width: 3/16"- 5/16" [5 - 8mm]
Inscription: I bind to myself today: God's power to guide me, God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to teach me. God's eye to watch over me, God's ear to hear me, God's work to give me speech, God's hand to guide me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to shelter me, God's host to secure me.’
St. Patrick will be forever associated with Ireland although he was the son of Roman parents. The writings of St. Patrick appear in many versions. The short prayer engraved here has been adapted from the much longer prayer, the Lorica (Latin for armor) better known as the Breastplate of St. Patrick, as it calls for God’s protection.