Thursday, March 17, 2016
Many people don't seem to understand that St. Patrick was really British!- born and raised in Britain around 460 AD, kidnapped by raiders at the age of 16 and then taken to Ireland. There Patrick worked as a slave, tending the sheep for his master and spending many lonely days thinking about God and missing his family.
After six years he was told in a dream that a boat was ready to take him home. Patrick simply left his position and walked to the coast, found the boat and returned to Britain. But it wasn't long before Patrick had another dream encouraging him to return to Ireland and to spread the Gospel to the people there.
After reuniting with his family, Patrick went to Auxerre, France where he studied and entered the priesthood under the guidance of the missionary St. Germain. In 431, Pope St. Celestine I consecrated St. Patrick Bishop of the Irish, and sent him to Ireland to spread "The Good News," or Christian Gospel, to the Pagans there.
Father Lawrence Lew via Flickr licensed by CC.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Here are some pictures of crafts and goodies we have done in years past.
and these delightful cookies and saint.
Decorating with books!
St. Patrick Cupcakes
St. Patrick - History
St. Patrick Doll
St. Patrick Film
St. Patrick's Day Craft from Karen'ts Adventures in Mommyland
St. Patrick's Day - Cottage Blessings.
St. Patrick's Day Crafts
St. Patrick's Day Books and Crafts
Loveliness of St. Patrick's Day
Shower of Roses St. Patrick's Day
Unit Study- Saint Patrick Knowledge Quest
Decorating our Chandelier with shamrocks and gold coins!
A few years ago, the girls did a little craft for St. Patrick's Day. They took this craft and this craft and came up with these!
Last year's peg saint!
I have many links for celebrating and learning about St. Patrick in my Delicious links!