Who was St. Patrick anyway? Truthfully I really didn’t know. I had to look it up. I didn’t really go to Catholic school or anything. He doesn’t have his own chapter in the Bible, but it looks like he was a pretty amazing guy. Who knew? I always thought St. Patrick’s was just a day to eat corned beef and drink green beer, lol!
According to Wikipedia:
Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is also venerated in the Anglican Communion, the Old Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-apostles and the Enlightener of Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself.
Look at this great info-graphic I found about him:
In the spirit of this holiday – here is a great Celtic song I made for you!
Here are are few blessings for you!
An Irish Blessing (dianarasmussen.com)
God’s Blessings for our lives (geoffreymkeyte.wordpress.com)
Irish Blessing and Proverb for You and Your Family (www.irishcentral.com)
Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!