This section is from the book "Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, And Superstitions Of Ireland", by Jane Francesca Wilde. Also available from Amazon: Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, And Superstitions Of Ireland.
" The child has the measles,' said John the Baptist. " ' The time is short till he is well,' said the Son of God.
" ' When? ' said John the Baptist.
" ' Sunday morning, before sunrise,' said the Son of God."
This is to be repeated three times, kneeling at a cross, for three mornings before sunrise, and the child will be cured by the Sunday following.