May the Wisdom of God instruct us. May the Hand of God protect us. May the Way of God direct us. May the Shield of God defend us.
Saint Patrick’s Breastplate is an Old Irish prayer of protection of the “lorica” type (hence Lorica Sancti Patricii, or “The Lorica of Saint Patrick”) attributed to Saint Patrick. This has been interpreted as the “Deer’s Cry” by Middle Irish popular etymology, but it is more likely a term for a “spell of concealment”.
St . Patrick , (flourished 5th century, Britain and Ireland; feast day March 17), patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and probably responsible in part for the Christianization of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons.
Of course the best known miracle attributed to Saint Patrick involves the banishment of snakes from Ireland. The legend goes that he climbed to the top of a mountain overlooking the sea and ordered all the serpents in Ireland to assemble at his feet before he drove them into the water by beating a drum.
Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.
“You can take a man of Ireland, but you can’t take out the Irishness of the man.” “A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart.” “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”
1 : a Roman cuirass of leather or metal. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] : a hard protective case or shell (as of a rotifer)
The man who would come to be known as Saint Patrick, apostle of Ireland, was born in Britain circa 386 A.D. Much of his life is unknown to historians and can’t be verified, though some sources have listed his birth name as Maewyn Succat, with the name Patrick later taken on during his religious journeys or ordainment.
He arrived in Ireland in 433 and began preaching the Gospel, converting many thousands of Irish and building churches around the country. After 40 years of living in poverty, teaching, traveling and working tirelessly, Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Saul, where he had built his first church.
” There are no snakes in Ireland for the simple reason they couldn’t get there because the climate wasn’t favorable for them to be there ,” he said. Ireland’s only native reptile, the species must have arrived within the last 10,000 years, according to Monaghan.
St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick , one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries with people of Irish descent.
Leprechaun lore Leprechauns are often described as wizened, bearded old men dressed in green (early versions were clad in red) and wearing buckled shoes, often with a leather apron. Sometimes they wear a pointed cap or hat and may be smoking a pipe.
Saint Patrick’s Day happens every year on March 17, which marks the date when Saint Patrick died. Who was Saint Patrick ? Saint Patrick was born a long time ago, about 385 AD in the United Kingdom. When he was 16 years old, he was kidnapped by a group of bad Irish raiders and forced to become a slave in Ireland.