On this day we honor St. Patrick, the patron of Ireland, one of the world’s most popular saints. St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in 387AD. Catholics celebrate St. Patrick, the fifth-century bishop, whose life of holiness set the example for many of the Church’s future saints on the anniversary of his death, March 17.
Interestingly, according to The History Channel, “Patrick was never actually canonized by the Catholic Church. This is simply due to the era he lived in. During the first millennium, there was no formal canonization process in the Catholic Church. After becoming a priest and helping to spread Christianity throughout Ireland, Patrick was likely proclaimed a saint by popular acclaim.”
Did you know?
The shamrock, which St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity, is a symbol that has become synonymous with Irish Catholic culture.
Learn more about St. Patrick – Catholic News Agency.
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”