Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I didn't know that... at age 16 (around A.D. 400), Patrick was kidnapped from his home on the west coast of England and carried off to Ireland. After 6 years, he escaped; upon returning home, he received his call (in a dream) to preach the Gospel. He spent the next 15 or so years in a monastery, preparing for his missionary work. It was Patrick who spread Christianity throughout the land and brought an organized church into existence.

The shamrock is a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day because Patrick used its three leaves to explain the Trinity.

1 comment:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I am a history channel buff and also Scots-Irish! It is a very interesting story.
Happy St. Pattricks day to you too!