Saint Patrick was born 390 & was the son of a deacon & the grandson of a priest. After Patrick was snatched from England & sent to slavery in Ireland, he returned to England & was ordained a priest. He then went back to Ireland & evangelized the country while in Armagh.
From his own hand is the Confessio & the Letter to Coroticus, protesting the British slave trading. The famous 'Breastplate' "Lorica" in Latin "Praise of Christ" is his prayer.
The legends of his driving the snakes from Ireland & using a shamrock to explain the Trinity are later embellishments to his life. Saint Patrick is the patron of Ireland & Nigeria. In keeping with his legend, Saint Patrick is invoked against snakes.
This beautiful stained glass window of Saint Patrick can be found at the St. Boniface Catholic Church San Francisco. Saint Patrick is the co-patron of the city of San Francisco.
It's My Birthday On Saint Patty's, So I Feel Blessed...
May You & Yours Always Have Glorious BLESSINGS Filled With Love, Luck, Health & Wealth!
Happy Saint Patty's Day To All, Lyndy
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