Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick

St. Patrick (c. 400 AD) 
St. Patrick is the famous patron saint of Ireland. He came from a rich Roman-British family and was kidnapped by pirates to be sold as a slave in Ireland. He escaped years later but returned to tell the Irish about Jesus. There are many legends about St. Patrick such as the story of how he banished all snakes from Ireland when he arrived. He also used the simple Shamrock leaf to explain the Holy Trinity! St. Patrick became Ireland's first Bishop, leaving a legacy for the island to become the great centre of Catholic faith and mission for centuries. His feast day is on 17 March.

Learn more about St. Patrick here

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