Saint Patrick Debunked

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In the spirit of the Irish heritage, here are some fun facts for you to enjoy and share!

  • Saint Patrick was actually not Irish! This popular saint was born to an political family in Britain sometime around 390 A.D.
  • At sixteen years old, Patrick was kidnapped to Ireland and became a slave for the next seven years. It was during his time there that he developed his faith as a young adult.
  • Saint Patrick was coerced into escaping slavery by voices that he alone heard. Many believe these voices were actually angels sent from God to help him.
  •  Ever wondered what the shamrock is all about? History says Saint Patty believed they represented the holy trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • Patrick created an annual event called “feast day” on March 17th from which this Holiday is borne. 
  • Supposedly this jubilant saint died on feast day 461 AD. I hope it was a great feast!

Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

–          OIA Bloggers 

 

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