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A few little known facts about St. Patrick:

1) He wasn't a beer drinking leprechaun like most images suggest.

2) He wasn't Irish.

He was actually a Romano-Briton. Meaning, he was British. At the age of 16 he was taken as a slave by Irish raiders. He remained a slave for 6 years until he escaped and returned home. As an adult the came to know Christ and even became ordained as a bishop. Here is the power of Christ in this story: He then decided to return as a missionary to the very people that had enslaved him.

Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of every one who thinks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord,
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.
- St. Patrick

1 comments:

Stacie said...

Jennifer, I really liked this info as my 4 year old was asking me the meaning of St. Patrick's Day this morning and I had no idea. So, hope you don't mind, but I totally swiped your post and put it on my blog too! (I gave you credit and linked to you) I've been following your blog since about September after we got home with our son from Ethiopia. Holly Furtick recommended your blog to me and I love it! Thanks for your humor & honesty about every day life.

 

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