Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick is most famous for coming to Ireland to help evangelize and convert much of the country to Catholicism. It is even more amazing that he did this after being imprisoned as a teenager and later coming to reform the same people who had jailed him. Today we need to continue to pray for Ireland as they are going through a difficult time of recovering from abuses in the church much like America’s current struggle with this issue.
Saint Patrick used the shamrock plant to illustrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity being three in one God. Father Barron talks about this in the following video:
There are some great resources on the internet today regarding St. Patrick and Ireland:
Wishing you an Irish Blessing:
Rome Reports about life of St. Patrick:
Tribute to Irish Saints from Gloria.TV:
Fr. Greg Friedman from Franciscan Media shares some thoughts about Ireland & Bishop Fulton Sheen:
Prayer: An Irish Blessing