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Saturday, 17 March 2012

happy st. Patricks day

happy saint patrick's day everybody!!!

here's some lovely irish music to get you in the mood!!!

the story of St. Patrick

Little is known of Patrick's early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Ramona - british  family. His father and grandfather were deacons  in the Christian church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.
In 432, he again said that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to Christianise  the Irish from their native  polytheism . Irish folklore tells that one of his teaching methods included using the Shamrock  to explain the Christian doctrine of the trinity  to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of evangelism , he died on 17 March 461, and according to tradition, was buried at Downpatrick. Although there were other more successful missions to Ireland from Rome, Patrick endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity and is held in esteem in the  Irish church.

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