Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Who Was St. Patrick?

"St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity's most widely known figures. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. Many of the stories traditionally associated with St. Patrick, including the famous account of his banishing all the snakes from Ireland, are false, the products of hundreds of years of exaggerated storytelling.

Taken Prisoner By Irish Raiders

It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. He is believed to have died on March 17, around 460 A.D. . . ."

You can read the whole story by clicking on the title or here.

AND YOU CAN TAKE THE IRISH QUIZ HERE. It doesn't test how Irish you are, just how much you know about Ireland. :)

1 comment:

Lacey said...

Thanks for spreading the blankie word. I didn't realize how little I knew about St. Patrick.