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”.
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.
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.
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.
1 : a Roman cuirass of leather or metal. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] : a hard protective case or shell (as of a rotifer)
“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.”
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.
16 of the best Irish blessings and toasts for all occasions May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load. May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road and may your friends remember the favours you are owed. Let your heart be glad for the harvest done and may your winter be warm the whole season long.
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.
Very much so, especially the biggest Protestant denomination, the Church of Ireland. The Presbyterians and Methodists do so somewhat less so, but it is still mentioned. St Patrick’s Day and the Irish Protestant Tradition. The 17th March, St Patrick’s Day , is recognised as a celebration of Irishness around the world.
From the Mediterranean it spread northwards into Gaul and it reached Ireland around the late 300s or early 400s. The first recorded missionary to Ireland was Palladius, who was probably from Gaul [France]. He was sent by the Pope to be bishop to the “Irish who believe in Christ”.