Thursday, March 17, 2011

of shamrocks and such...

It's St. Patrick's Day.
I always knew it had to do with shamrocks and wearing green...
but since I have not a speck of Irish in me...
that was about all I knew.

Now I know why it is such a special day...
and who Saint Patrick actually was.

He was the one who brought Christianity to Ireland...
and used a three-leafed clover to teach the people about the Trinity.
He explained that God is three divine beings in one...
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

What a great object lesson...
then and now.

 Irish or not...
it is a special day!

I'm wearing my green purse! 
Have a wonderful day...


  1. Perfect lesson for today....I hope I can find some green to wear today.

  2. That is a good lesson Judy! I have some Irish folk in my family..I must wear something green today.

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Judy! My Dad ancestors were from Ireland so this day has always been a special day for me. St. Patrick dedicated his life to help others and help a whole nation understand Christianity, so it is fitting he has a special day of recognition.

    Today is New York City's 250th St. Patrick's Day parade!

  4. I am always amazed at how this part of the celebration is missed. It is a wonderful story that I have linked as well on MGCC.

  5. Thanks for the reminder. I have enjoyed the story of St. Patrick's life very much. But, I forgot to wear green today!

  6. I love that you have a green purse!
    Love the object lesson from St. Patrick, too.

  7. Looks like a good day to spend some green to pay the landscapers to cut back my trees so my yard will be more green! I liked your shamrock on the tea table...

  8. Thank you for sharing this, Judy. I believe most people don't know the true reason why we celebrate St. Patrick.

  9. It's good to remember the reasons for the celebration. The luck of the Irish to you Judy.

  10. Great analogy Judy...whether you are Irish or German or Canadian..
    You brought our hearts together by welcoming the Trinity to our lives.

  11. Although I do have a wee speck of Irish in my ancestry, I must admit I didn't know the story behind St. Patrick. It makes the celebration that much more meaningful. So glad you shared it.

  12. Wearing your green purse...hahahaha. I agree with your assessment of St. Patrick's object lesson...a good teacher that St. Pat.

  13. Thanks Judy! I have to admitt that I had no clue as to what ST.Patricks Day was about. I really appreciate this little lesson.

  14. That is so cool! I had no idea about St. Patrick and the shamrock symbolism! If you went downtown tonight in my town and watched all the people around the pubs that had an 'O' in front of the name (i.e. Carlos O'Bryans etc.), you would think that St. Patricks has something to do with drinking and kissing! LOL. I should have been out there telling them about the shamrock symbolism! Sheesh, I need to read your blog sooner in the day!

  15. I'm getting in just under the wire, while it's still the 17th! I wore a green coat.


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