Saint Patrick’s Day: Saints and Scripture Sunday

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Saints and Scripture Sunday
Christ 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 when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

We celebrate Saint Patrick this weekend, but March 17th is more than just a day to wave an Irish flag, wear green, and drink plenty of Guinness and Irish whiskey. Even my small children have heard St. Patrick’s story enough to know his importance in the history of Ireland.

Ireland flag

St Patrick was born to a wealthy Roman couple living in Scotland in charge of the colonies.(385) He was kidnapped around age 14, and enslaved as a shepherd in Ireland. After being in captivity for 6 years, he escaped to the coast and went back to his family in Britain.

He studied for the priesthood and became a Bishop, returning to Ireland. There, he helped convert thousands to Christianity, building churches and monasteries all over Ireland.

While you’re celebrating, give a toast to St Patrick, follow his lead, and strive to see Christ present all around us.



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Comments

  1. I am so glad you did this post. St. Patrick’s feast day has become so secularized, most people don’t even realize what a gift he was to the church.

    With tomorrow being St. Joseph’s feast day, I have two posts about him that I am linking up this week. 🙂

  2. I enjoyed your poem and the post on St Patrick. Yesterday, I called my credit Card company to request something and was given a representative probably from India. When I was finished I asked him is he was wearing green. He seemed puzzled. I then said, green for St Patricks Day. Hummm he said, it seems like I may have heard about it somewhere. Not a clue. I hope he did some research later. Sorry I did not try to win him to Jesus, but he may not have ever heard of Jesus either !!

    • Oh, Hazel, your story makes me giggle!

      We LOVE St Patrick around here, and St Joseph (feast day is March 19th) as well. I can only imagine the puzzled look on your Indian friend’s face!

      Let’s hope he found something he liked about good ole St Pat!

      Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  3. Glad to find out a little more about St. Patrick. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  4. I love this prayer of St. Patricks. What a blessing. It is something that should be prayed every morning when we wake up. Have a wonderful day 🙂

  5. Really like this.

  6. the lives of the saints are all so fascinating to me…thanks for this info!!

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