On Being Irish, Lucky and Green ~ By Patricia Saxton

It’s upon us yet again – the day of dance and drink, and feasting on Irish bacon and cabbage, all to honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Of course, I’m always a little conflicted …

“Speaking of… Saint Pat was actually born in Roman Britain (way back in the fifth century), but apparently was kidnapped at 16 and brought to Ireland to work as a slave. (I did not know this!)  He escaped (phew!), but returned to Ireland in later years, bringing Christianity with him, appealing to both the Roman Catholics and the Irish Protestants of the land. (No small feat in Ireland… so I’m guessing he must have been charming, as well as devout.) In the process, he also elevated the status of the shamrock, by using its three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

After nearly thirty years of evangelism, he died on March 17, in the year 461. Patrick has endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity.”

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May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

 

Full article: On Being Irish, Lucky and Green

71j0h34PxsL._AC_SY75_CR,0,0,75,75_Patricia Saxton is a fellow member of  The Wellness Universe, the global online membership directory of empowering healers and thought leaders who direct their energy towards YOUR wellness and the Wellness of the planet…in every way.  We are accepting new members. Look around the blog and click above to apply if you would like us to feature YOUR work.

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Namaste, Gerry

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