Saturday, March 17, 2007

Kiss Me I'm Irish!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!!!!!

St. Patrick wasn't catholic and he wasn't Irish.
He was taken as a young boy from Scottland to be work on ships in Ireland. He escaped and went back to his homeland as a teenager. He was later converted, and had a growing heart for the irishman that he worked with on the boats. So he returned to Ireland as a Missionary giving the Good news of the Gospel.
That's something you can drink to! ;)


Eowyn's Heir said...

ams...St. Patrick was Catholic. ...there wasn't any other kind of Christian back then. Unless you count Russian and Eastern Orthodox...but even their doctrine and practice was very close to "Catholic." But Patrick was a Catholic missionary to his captors...very cool guy too :)

Ashley Brennan said...

I'm not really sure what the "truth" is about St. Patrick, but I do know he said this ...

"And there the Lord opened the sense of my unbelief that I might at last remember my sins and then turn with all my heart to the Lord my God, who had regard for my low estate, and took pity on my youth and ignorance, and watched over me before I knew Him, and before I was able to distinguish between good and evil, and guarded me, and comforted me as would a father his son. Hence I cannot be silent - and indeed, I ought not to be - about the many blessings and the great grace which the Lord has deigned to bestow upon me in the land of my captivity..."

AE said...

Ashley, great quote! I didn't know he said that.

Christina Maria,
I did know that in those days Christianity WAS Catholicism.... but not catholicism of today.... so to say he was catholic carries a completely different connotation now days than it did then. So i guess that is why I said, "he wasn't catholic".... but yes, my dear... you are right.

love you both big!
amy d.