Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


This is the best day to be Catholic for me personally, for several reasons: St. Patrick is the patron saint of our parish, Ireland is my favorite of all Catholic countries in the world, St. Patrick is the model missionary for the Church, and I am part Scots-Irish.

Last year I did a series of posts on Ireland and Irish Catholicism, which are linked up below. Have a blessed St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick, ora pro nobis!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://events.yahoo.com/stpatricksday/2009/

BONIFACE said...

In this link, the following quote appears under the headline "Myth: St. Patrick was born Catholic":

Even though he is a Catholic saint, Patrick was actually born to a Roman Christian family. After six years in captivity, Patrick was said to have had religious dreams that told him to escape his captors and convert the people of Ireland to Catholocism.

I'm not sure what they are getting at with this, but it would have more weight if Catholicism were not misspelled.

Alcuin said...

Do you have any idea why St. Patrick's Day is NOT a feast day in America?

BONIFACE said...

No idea - residual anti-Catholicism?