Color me Green – St Patrick’s Day, March 17th

So who was St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland?

J and I Publishing

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So the world renowned St Patrick’s day ‘holiday’ is fast approaching, but what do we really know about St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick’s day is celebrated on March the 17th and is not confined purely to Ireland. It has grown into a highly recognisable celebration that takes place, in different forms, worldwide. In fact the celebrations take place even farther afield than this, having occurred on the international space station and well, that is out of this world.

If we look at Wikipedia we find that he hails from Roman Britain in the 5th Century and was a Christian missionary and bishop. Apparently kidnapped by Irish raiders and gainfully employed as a slave in Gaelic Ireland, shepherding, he found God. Legend has it that he used the three leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost to…

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