St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m a little distracted this year so I haven’t even bought a nice hunk of corned beef or a head of cabbage to cook today. It’s fun to be Irish for a day! Life wasn’t this kind of fun for St. Patrick. If you want to read about him here is a great article. Who Was Saint Patrick.

“My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon; his father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae. His home was near there, and that is where I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen at the time.”

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Today I will soberly lift my glass to St. Patrick and his life of sacrifice for the people of Ireland and for Christendom! Sláinte

IMGP7563“St. Patrick’s Lorica points beyond himself and his adventurous life. It points to Christ, the one he proclaimed to the people who had taken him captive:”

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

God bless you all dear friends.

9 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. Hello Ellen! I am always so amazed by how many people In the States go green for St Patrick’s Day! I confess we don’t make much of a to-do, but we are thankful we live in a
    Christian country!

  2. On my 55th birthday we were in Ireland and the small pub we were in all sang happy birthday to me. One of my best birthday’s. : )

  3. Thank you for the history on St. Patrick. Very interesting. I was kind of glad to read that you let the time creep up on you without getting corned beef and cabbage. I did the same thing. I cannot believe how quickly the month of March is passing us by. My husband does woodworking with the scroll saw and he made me a Celtic cross that looks much like the one that you’ve shown in your post today. 🙂

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