Friday, March 17, 2017

st. Patrick's Day


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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.

St Patrick expels the snakes
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.

From 2007
and these delightful cookies and saint. 

St. Patrick surrounded


St. Patrick drivin the snakes from Ireland


St. Patrick's Day Cookies


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and cupcakes!

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Decorating with books!
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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
Irish Hymns
Unit Study- Saint Patrick Knowledge Quest


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Decorating our Chandelier with shamrocks and gold coins!
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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!

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Last year's peg saint!
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elljazz's Akron ST Patricks Day Parade album on Photobucket

Sometimes, you can have a low-key approach to celebrating the holidays - and that's the approach we took to St. Patrick's Day yesterday.  This year I decided to have St. Joseph and St. Patrick share the table centerpiece!

Sts. Joseph and Patrick

Rosie updated her Peg Saints for St. Joseph and St. Patrick
Rosie' s peg saints of Sts. Patrick and Joseph.

and then the granddaughters and great granddaughter of Virginia McGuirk enjoyed shamrock shakes to celebrate St. Paddy's Day!

Virginia Mcguirk's granddaughters and great granddaughter drinking their shamrock shakes on st.  Patrick's day!


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