St Patrick Patron of Ireland Greeting Card
St Patrick Patron of Ireland Greeting Card from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Patrick of Ireland, one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain. When he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. . In The Confession, 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 escaped after having a dream from God in which he told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain and was reunited with his family.
A few years after returning home, Patrick saw a vision he described in his memoir: He heard the voice of the Irish; ‘We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.'”
The vision prompted his studies for the priesthood. He ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years, and later ordained a bishop and sent to take the Gospel to Ireland.
He often used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity and entire kingdoms eventually converted to Christianity. After hearing Patrick’s message.
Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461.