Thursday, March 17, 2022
March 17 is the Feast of St. Patrick. It is interesting then that this beloved patron saint of Ireland was not actually born there. He was born in Britain and taken as a captive to Ireland.
While in captivity, he grew in faith. He eventually fled back to Britain, but after he escaped captivity he felt a deep call to return to Ireland. He felt that he lacked the education necessary for missionary work. But eventually he decided to trust in God and return to Ireland. He spread the faith throughout Ireland, instructing and baptizing people wherever he went.
He is especially known for using the image of the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, engineers, and paralegals.