Saint Patrick’s Day

How is it that we as a culture can take the celebration of a missionary who dedicated his life to serving God in a particular country and turn it into a huge marketing, sales driven, buy stuff to “celebrate” kind of day? Teachers in schools teach about leprechauns and how they break in and destroy things and even pee green (this is truly the experience my oldest had in kindergarten at school). Most people don’t even know the true history of the holiday… I admit, I didn’t know it until recently, when I decided to actually research and read about it.

One of our history books for home school is entitled, “Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History.” It gives an accurate, brief history of Christianity, starting where the book of Acts leaves off. There is a chapter about Patrick, Missionary to the Irish, and if you have the time to read it, you can view the chapter here . Enjoy a piece of our Christian heritage!

And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
-Romans 5:3-5

One Response to Saint Patrick’s Day

  • ianr says:

    I’ve known that St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland, but never knew “The Rest of the Story” until now. Pretty incredible. Thanks for sharing!