Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick


I hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I never really celebrated St. Patrick's Day until after I was married. My husband's Grandma is Irish and sent us a St. Patrick's Day card. It was the first one I'd ever received! Since then we've done little things to make the day special. Yesterday we wore green, read St. Patrick's day books and ate shamrock pancakes and potato soup.

What I really love about St. Patrick's Day is that Patrick was a missionary. Did you know that he wasn't Irish? In the 5th century, he was taken first as a slave to Ireland where he worked as a shepherd. After six years, he returned to his home in the British Isles but then he felt called to go back to Ireland to share God's love with the people there. It is told that he used shamrocks and their three leaves to help explain the Trinity and how God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one. He died on March 17th, the day we now celebrate as St. Patrick's Day.

Have a great day and remember that God loves you!

Marcie Cooper