Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Story of St. Patrick

Hey All!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

St. Patty's Day has always been near and dear to my heart because it's my half birthday, but now that J. L. and I are going to Ireland for our honeymoon (WHAT?) I'm even more excited to celebrate!

Do you know why we celebrate this particular saint? Here is his story!

"Saint Patrick was born around 385 AD in the United Kingdom. His real name is believed to be Maewyn Succat (he took on Patrick, or Patricus, after he became a priest). When he was 16, he was kidnapped by a group of Irish raiders and sold into slavery in Ireland. During his six-year captivity as a shepherd, he began to have religious visions and found strength in his faith. He finally escaped to France and became a priest - and later a bishop. When he was about 60 years old, Saint Patrick returned to Ireland to spread the Christian Word. He used the shamrock, which resembles a three-leafed clover, as a metaphor to explain the Christian concept of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)."

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May the luck of the Irish be with you!


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Happy Sunday and a most wonderful St. Patricks day Jeannette! xoxo

Rebecca said...

I love the story of St. Patrick!

Hena Tayeb said...

I did not know that.. thanks for the history behind it all.. and Happy Half Birthday.. and the honeymoon sounds fantastic..