Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Pat

The Legend of St. Patrick

History of St. Patrick

The man who would one day become Saint Patrick was born in the fifth century A.D. in Britain. When he was a teen he was kidnapped by Irish Pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. While he was enslaved he studied Christianity, and after escaping he went to study the religion further. He spent twelve years in a monastery under the tutelage of St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre. It was here that he realized his calling. He returned to Ireland with the word of God and began converting the native pagans to Christianity. History tells that he traveled Ireland for thirty years, building schools and monasteries all over the island.3 March 17, the date of the holiday, commemorates his death. Wilstar: St. Patrick's Day Customs and History


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11 comments:

  1. How EXCELLENT!!

    Brilliant green cat all a-glow!Just perfect for St Patrick's!

    And thanks for the link too - very interesting!

    Take care
    x

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  2. I had no idea about the history of this day, thanks for sharing and happy Saint Patrick's Day to you!

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  3. Wow, that's green! LOL.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!

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  4. Ping that is one FANTASTIC picture....your Mom is very creative.
    Madi and Mom

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  5. Happy Green Pink Day to you too!

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  6. You look great "wearing the green"!!!! Slainte'

    May your joys
    Be deep and many,
    May your heart
    be light and glad,
    May you have the best
    St. Patrick's Day,
    That you have ever had.

    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Ping! I think you look great in green!

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  8. What an intesting bit of info. Mom neffur knew that! You're looking GRRR-8 in Green! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!

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  9. I was going to look that up! Thanks for sharing!!
    Happy St. Patricks Day!
    Deborah

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