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Who Was St. Patrick? (And Why Should Christians Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?)

St. Patrick lived his years as a great example for us today. But he didn't live it out simply by "the luck of the Irish," as some may say, for one theme shines through it all: God’s Presence and Sovereignty are powerful.He was an unlikely saint with an extraordinary story (involving pirates-- read on!) yet the Lord became real to him early in his adulthood and changed his life and legacy forever.St. Patrick shares in writings that he prayed many prayers through the day, and even into the night. He shared these words of his time in captivity, "and the faith grew in me, and the spirit was roused, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers, and in the night nearly the same, so that whilst in the woods and on the mountain, even before the dawn, I was roused to prayer..."St. Patrick went on to write prayers many Christians still echo today, and his influence on the world is worth remembering and celebrating.We can learn much from studying this amazing man's life. It wasn't about leprechauns, 4 leaf clovers, wearing green, or about luck.His life was simply about the amazing Sovereignty and blessing of God, about obedience to His call, about prayer and faithfulness.May the example of this godly man from years ago, spur us onward even today.Photo credit: Flickr-ThadZajdowicz

4 Uplifting Lessons from the Life of St. Patrick

Pop quiz: Tell me everything you know about St. Patrick. You have 30 seconds. [cue sound of “Jeopardy” music] How’d you do? Until 15 years ago, all that I could have told you was that he was an Irish dude and on March 17 people celebrate him by drinking lots of green beer. Then I watched the VeggieTales video “Sumo of the Opera” with my kids, and I learned the story of St. Patrick for the first time. (OK, OK, I’m not using a VeggieTales video as my primary source for this article. But you should watch the video, or at least the St. Patrick clip, even if you don’t have young children. It’s highly entertaining and educational. And I won’t tell anyone). Here's what I learned about who St. Patrick is, and what we can all learn from the way he lived. Photo Credit: ©Wikimedia Commons

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Your Kids

Most people associate St. Patrick’s Day with leprechauns, shamrocks, and anything Irish. But its origin stems from the life of a real-life, courageous hero of the faith. I encourage you to break from your normal homeschool activities to explore the phenomenal history of this remarkable man.

7 Fun Facts about Why Green Is the Official Saint Patrick's Day Color

It’s been said that “the whole world becomes Irish” during St. Patrick's Day. And while Christians celebrate St. Patrick for his beloved sharing of the Gospel throughout Ireland, one of the ways all people join in the celebration is by wearing green.But did you ever wonder how ‘green’ came to be such a symbol of the Irish? Understanding more about how this hue became connected with the country's heritage adds a bit of extra meaning to the 'Wearin’ of the Green.”Here are seven fun facts about why green is traditional on St. Patrick’s Day:Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/gpointstudio

When Is Saint Patrick's Day?

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th every year. It is celebrated on that date every year because that is believed to be the day St. Patrick died. It falls during the season of Lent, and Irish Catholics have been celebrating St. Patrick’s day annually since the ninth or tenth century.

5 Things You Didn't Know about St. Patrick

Have you ever asked yourself who Saint Patrick actually was? We all recognize his Irish shamrock, and know that one story about the snakes, but who was he really? The answer to this question may surprise you. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Saint Patrick!

Quiz: Can You Answer These 7 Questions about St. Patrick?

St. Patrick's Day, celebrated on March 17th, is known as a day for drinking, wearing green, and partying. But there's more to this holiday than shamrocks and beer! Take this quiz to gauge how much you know about the Saint behind the celebration.

How to Honor St. Patrick This Weekend

We live in a time of the anti-hero. Too often, the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. But to see a true hero, look at the real St. Patrick, who has a day dedicated in his honor.


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