St. Patrick(Mar.17)

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March 17

Saint Patrick:  

Patron Saint of

Ireland, Nigeria, Excluded People;

Engineers, Miners, Hairdressers,

Loiza, Puerto Rico;

against snakes

Patronage:

BarbersBarrel makersBlacksmithsCattleCoopersEngineersExcluded peopleHairdressersMinersOphidiophobicsAgainst fear of snakes
Against ophidiophobia
Against snake bites
Against snakes

Also Patron Saint of the following Archdioceses:

Adelaide, Australia; Armagh, Ireland; Boston Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont;Cape Town, South Africa; Melbourne, Australia; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Ottawa, Ontario;

And the Following Dioceses:

Dromore, Ireland; El Paso, Texas: Erie, Pennylvania, Auckland New Zealand, Ballarat Australia; Fort Worth, Texas; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kilmore, Ireland; Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia, Italy; Madison, Wisconsin;Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Norwich, Connecticut; Peterborough, Ontario; Poona, India; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Portland, Maine; Rapid City, South Dakota; Sacramento, California; Saint John, New Brunswick; Thunder Bay, Ontario,


St. Patrick’s Story – in his own words

Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Nigeria (Feast Date:March 17)

Extract from  Patrick of Ireland:  Patrick was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. Until this time, he had, by his own account, cared nothing for God, but now he turned to God for help. After six years, he either escaped or was freed, made his way to a port 200 miles away, and there persuaded some sailors to take him onto their ship. He returned to his family much changed, and began to prepare for the priesthood, and to study the Bible. . . .  Patrick made his headquarters at Armagh in the North, where he built a school, and had the protection of the local monarch. From this base he made extensive missionary journeys, with considerable success. To say that he single-handedly turned Ireland from a pagan to a Christian country is an exaggeration, but is not far from the truth.” See PICTURE of St. Patrick. See also: March 17 – Saint Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland, Nigeria (Multilingual), Lorica of Saint Patrick.

Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Nigeria (Feast Date:March 17)

Extract from St. Patrick: “Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal indifference guided the life of God’s instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ. . . . Patrick may have been born in Dunbarton, Scotland, Cumberland, England, or in northern Wales. He called himself both a Roman and a Briton. At 16, he and a large number of his father’s slaves and vassals were captured by Irish raiders and sold as slaves in Ireland. Forced to work as a shepherd, he suffered greatly from hunger and cold. After six years, Patrick escaped, probably to France, and later returned to Britain at the age of 22. His captivity had meant spiritual conversion. . . . His great desire was to proclaim the Good News to the Irish. In a dream vision it seemed “all the children of Ireland from their mothers’ wombs were stretching out their hands” to him. He understood the vision to be a call to do mission work in pagan Ireland. . . . Because of the island’s pagan background, Patrick was emphatic in encouraging widows to remain chaste and young women to consecrate their virginity to Christ.” See PICTURE of Saint Patrick. See also: Saint Patrick (Multilingual), San Patricio Patrón de Irlanda (SP),  San Patrizio Vescovo (IT), Patrick d’Irlande (FR), Święty Patryk (PO). VIDEOS: Saint Patrick’s Day: celebrating a life of mission. St. Patrick. The PRAYER of St. Patrick.

Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Nigeria (Feast Date:March 17)

Extract from Saint Patrick:  “St. Patrick of Ireland born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461. There are many legends and stories of St. Patrick, but this is his story. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him. During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote. “The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same.” “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”

Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland (Feast Date:March 17)

Extract from Saint Patrick: “Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461. Along with St. Nicholas and St. Valentine, the secular world shares our love of these saints. This is also a day when everyone’s Irish. Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies. As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him. During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote ‘The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same.’ “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britian, where he reunited with his family. “

 

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Patrick on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Terrorist Bombings in Nigeria (April 29, 2012) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 7 – May 20, 2012.

Violent Protests in Nigeria (January 2012) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 16 – January 29, 2012.

Conflict in Nigeria (July, 2009) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: August 3 – August 16, 2009.

Racism and Xenophobic attacks in Ireland (June 16, 2009) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: June 22 – July 6, 2009.

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St. Patrick Resources and Web Sites

Articles:

Multilingual:

5 Minute English, ESL:  Saint Patrick’s Day
Activities for ESL Students (English as a Second Language):  Saint Patrick’s Quiz
El Civics for ESL Students:  Saint Patrick’s Day
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia:  Saint Patrick
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia:  Saint Patrick’s Day

English:

A Scotland Online Production, The History:  St. Patrick the Story
About.com, Ancient / Classical History:  St. Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland
AmericanCatholic.org:  St. Patrick
AmericanCatholic.org, St. Anthony Messenger, Feature Article:  The St. Patrick You Never Knew
Answers.com:  Saint Patrick
bio.TrueStory:  St. Patrick.Biography
Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians of the Past:  Patrick of Ireland
Buzzle.com, Intelligent Life on the Web:  St. Patrick’s Day
Catholic Encyclopedia, New Advent:  St. Patrick
Catholic Information Network (CIN):  The “Confessio” of Saint Patrick
Catholic Online:  St. Patrick
Catholicism Suite 101:  A Biography of Saint Patrick
The Celtic Orthodox Christian Church:  The Real St. Patrick, Bishop of Ireland
Christian History:  The Real Saint Patrick
ChristianityTodayLibrary.com, Christian History and Biography:  Patrick the Saint
Crew’s Nest:  Saint Patrick
DiscoverIreland.com:  St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things in Ireland
Domestic-Church.com:  Saint Patrick
Encyclopedia.com:  Saint Patrick
Encyclopedia Britannica:  Saint Patrick’s Day
English-Zone.com Holiday Pages:  Saint Patrick’s Day Symbols
History.com:  Who Was St. Patrick?
History, IrishChristian.net:  Saint Patrick FAQ
How Stuff Works:  How St. Patrick’s Day Works
HubPages:  Mini St. Patrick Biography
Ireland Information:  Saint Patrick
Ireland Now:  Saint Patrick
IrelandsEye.com:  Saint Patrick of Ireland
Jesus Evidence, 7 Life Ministries:  St. Patrick Biography
Joyful Heart, Renewal Ministries:  Will the Real St. Patrick Please Stand Up?
The Library of Congress, American Memory:  Today in History, Saint Patrick’s Day
National Geographic:  St. Patrick’s Day 2011: Facts, Myths, and Traditions
National Geographic:  St. Patrick’s Day Facts: Snakes, a Slave, and a Saint
On Science:  How Saint Patrick Charmed the Snakes Out of Ireland
Patrick of Ireland:  Patrick of Ireland
Robot Wisdom:  The “Confessio” of Saint Patrick
Roman Catholic Saints:  St. Patrick, The Legend of St. Patrick, The Patron Saint of Ireland
Saint Patrick’s Confession:  Read What St. Patrick Actually Wrote in His Own Words
Saints.SQPN.com:  Saint Patrick
St. Patrick’s Day:  A Website of All Things Irish
University of Kansas Medical Center: Diversity Calendar:  St. Patrick’s Day (Irish)

Children:

Apple 4 The Teacher:  When is St. Patrick’s Day? ( A Website for Teachers )
DLTK’s Growing Together:  About Saint Patrick’s Day
Disney Family Fun:  St. Patrick’s Day
Disney Online, Mom and Family Portfolio, Kaboose:  St. Patrick’s Day
KidsKonnect.com:  Saint Patrick’s Day, Fast Facts and Links
KinderArt.com:  St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
PrintActivities.com:  St. Patrick’s Day Printables
The Resource Site:  Free Resources to Help Children Learn About St. Patrick
St. Patrick’s Day:  About Saint Patrick (With Video) Give Up Yer Aul Sins – Story of Saint Patrick
The Teacher’s Guide:  St. Patrick’s Day
teAchnology, A Online Teacher Resource:  St. Patrick’s Day Lesson Plans

Food:

AllRecipes.com:  St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
MarthaStewart.com:  St. Patrick’s Day

Games and Quizzes:

Squidoo:  St. Patrick’s Day Fun for Everyone

Monuments and Pilgrimages:

Archdiocese of New York:  Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral:  St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh:  St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh
The Saint Patrick Centre:  Saint Patrick Centre Museum
The City Review:  The MidTown Book, St. Patrick’s Cathederal
Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York:  St. Patrick’s Cathedral New York

Prayers:

EWTN Global Catholic Network:  Lorica of Saint Patrick
The Prayer Foundation:  Saint Patrick’s BreastPlate Prayer

Quotes:

The Quote Garden:  Quotations for St. Patrick’s Day

Videos and Books:

Amazon.com:  Biography – St. Patrick (VHS)
Amazon.com:  St. Patrick’s Day (Book)
Amazon.com:  St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography
Amazon.com:  The Steadfast Man: A Biography of Saint Patrick
Barnes and Noble:  St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography
ChristianBook.com:  Ireland’s Saint: The Essential Biography of Saint Patrick
ChristianBook.com:  St. Patrick of Ireland, A Biography
Christian Classics Ethereal Library:  Confession of St. Patrick (Book)
Google Books:  Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History – Free Electronic Book
NexTag:  Saint Patrick – Biography and Autobiography
Paraclete Press:  Ireland’s Saint: The Essential Biography of Saint Patrick
Phillip Freeman Books:  St. Patrick of Ireland
Royalty.nu, The World of Royalty:  Saint Patrick (Links to books on Saint Patrick)
The Seattle Times:  ‘St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography’ Captures Soul of Extraordinary Figure (Book Review)

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