Tag Archives: Saint Patrick
Actually they list eleven things. I respectfully take issue, however, with the way the website news’ editor describes the Trinity in item number 7, where he notes that Saint Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock to demonstrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
Deacon Fournier has a wonderful article here on Saint Patrick in today’s Catholic Online website. I had forgotten that Patrick was not living the Faith when he was captured by Irish pirates, even though he had pious parents. He turned to God in the sanctuary of the grazing fields in the woods in his solitude, praying all day and much of the night.
For some reason a line from the crazy Irishman in Braveheart comes to mind: “It’s my island.” The emerald isle is Patrick’s island. How far your people have wandered, O great shepherd, from the path of the cross that they knew so well and for so long! Do not forsake the Irish. Heed the prayers of the simple and the poor who still hold on … More →
I want to get these facts out a month early, so that come next month, the 17th of March to be precise, when some smart-aleck, Irish Catholic, college grad writes in your local paper that there were no snakes in Ireland for St. Patrick to kick out, you can send him this irrefutable proof to the contrary. And there’s more where this came from. And … More →