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.
invocation of the virtues of the natural world: the sun, fire, lightning, wind, etc. invocation of various aspects of God – his wisdom, his eye, his ear, his hand, etc. lists of the things against which protection is required, including false prophets, heathens, heretics, witches and wizards (druids)
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.
Patrick believed that when “every nation” had heard the gospel, Christ would then return, and it seems he believed that he was the person to bring this message of Christianity to the land that represented this “final hurdle” of God’s plan.
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.
“May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!” “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.
What gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit did St . Patrick have , and how did he display them: One of his biggest gifts was courage, because he helped and cured others in need of his help. And also he had a lot of courage to change others point of view about who they believe in.
There were already Christians in Ireland upon Patrick’s arrival and Christian communities were well established. Patrick did not so much bring Christianity to the island as popularize it and, according to legend, he began with a flourish which has become one of the best known tales concerning him.
1 : a Roman cuirass of leather or metal. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] : a hard protective case or shell (as of a rotifer)
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.
TODAY’S TRADITIONS Leprechauns are actually one reason you’re supposed to wear green on St . Patrick’s Day —or risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.
Although St Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday in the Catholic calendar, it may come as a surprise to realize that the first Irish Americans to organize public celebrations for St Patrick’s Day were from the Protestant Ulster-scots tradition. The vast majority of them were members of the Protestant tradition.
“America’s story is unique and exceptional among the history of nations.” He said that Patrick , a survivor of human trafficking, was a humble man who became a role model by his finding his God and sharing that faith with the entire nation of Ireland.