Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time, a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summers magic."
-Adrienne Cook 

It turns out after doing a little bit of research St. Patrick wasn't even Irish but rather British. His story (which you can read in full here) starts when he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and sent to tend sheep as a slave for seven years in Ireland. During this time he became a christian, and he eventually finds his way back home to his family aboard a pirate ship. Back home in Britain he becomes ordained as a priest and returning to Ireland making it his life mission to covert the Irish to Christianity. It would be centuries after his death (March 17, 461) that he would be honored as the patron saint of Ireland.

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