The design is based on the themes of Celtic spirituality.

Celtic Prayerceltic stole

At the top right is a Celtic prayer to God the Father, the first person of the Trinity.

Bless to me O God,
Each thing my eye sees,
Each sound my ear hears
Each person I meet.

The prayer lies over the heart, both physically and spiritually.  It is a reminder that the whole of creation is of God and is important to God.

Celtic Cross

At the top left, is a Celtic cross, the symbol representing Jesus Christ, God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.

Wild Goose

At the bottom right is a wild goose, the Celtic symbol for the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity.  The symbol on the bottom left is the Celtic symbol for the Holy Trinity.


The symbol on the bottom left is the Celtic symbol for the Holy Trinity.

The Four 'Corners'

The four 'corners' represent the four corners of the world and show God encompassing His creation. The colours used are, gold to represent the divine, and blue a celestial colour.


The swirling branches are a link between the top and bottom sections of the design.  They represent the links between the creation and humanity (green) and God (gold).  The impression of a growing plant reminds us of the need for growth not only in our earthly life, but also our spiritual life.  The branches intertwine representing the close relationship between God and His earthly creation

The fabric is cream linen, a natural fibre made from flax. The green and blue areas are worked in silk, another natural fibre, using chain stitch. The close links of the stitches are symbolic of the links between God and creation.