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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Alphabe Thursday: Letter S

S is for Saint Patrick.  Saint Patrick is known as the Patron Saint of Ireland.  He was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland in 387.  As a boy of 16, he was carried off into captivity by Irish marauders and sold into slavery.  

According to his confessio, during the six years he tended his master's flock he prayed hundreds of times a day.  His six years of captivity prepared him for his future apostolate.  He was fluent in Celtic and used his knowledge to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  He died on March 17, 493.
Those who know me well, know that St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite days of the year.  Over the next few weeks, I will share some stories of St. Patrick's Day past, some recipes, and some plans for this year.
Also, Cuisine Kathleen is hosting her annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl on March 15.  Start thinking now about your fun St. Patrick's Day post and join in the fun.    
I am submitting this post as my homework for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday.  Visit Jenny's blog to read more essays for the letter S.



  1. I can't wait. We are heading to Louisiana to Baton Rouge, huge parade there and goes right in front of my sister's house! Irish coffee here we come.

  2. That was a great post on a wonderful Saint. Like the changes to your blog too.

  3. I love it. I joined in that party last was so fun. I may have to do it again this year! XO

  4. I think the Blog Crawl was only my second post, it was fun! Time to start thinking green:@)

  5. Wow! He lived to be 106! Loved the story -- thanks for coming by House Revivals! I do think the tricycle is just that perfect touch :)

  6. St. Patrick's Day brings Spring to mind. A double shot of Ss and a smile to go with.

  7. I just came over to drop off your King And wow, St. Patty's Day is so fun in New Orleans!

  8. If I started crawling now, I just might make that crawl!!
    Thanks for the nice comment on my post!

  9. I love St. Patrick's Day too. JDaniel has a special shirt for the holiday this year.

  10. Oh St. Patricks day is always so much fun, it's wonderful of you to share some of the history of this Saint!

  11. I also LOVE St. Pat's day, and Ireland is my FAVORITE place to go to!
    I love the new blog design and can't wait to read your stories.

    I am sorry I don't comment more, I can't comment from work, I don't know why. : (

  12. I never got that into St. Patrick's Day, other than wearing green! I know I'm in the minority though!

  13. I didn't even realize that St. Patrick's day is coming up soon! All this dreary winter weather we've been getting makes it feel like spring will never come. Can't wait to celebrate St. Patrick's day this year!

  14. everything is green for the month of March
    i even tolerate green jello =)
    love your shamrocky blog and thanx for
    telling the story of St. Patrick =)

  15. How fun! I will really look forward to St. Patrick's day this year with more special posts!

  16. I have fond memories of St. Patrick's Day. Probably because my birthday is March 18th. My first legal beer was green!


  17. Good morning La! It's so strange to think of the story taking place in the year 387. Unbelievable.

    I'm always fascinated by history and this was a perfectly interesting visit for Alphabe-Thursday's letter "S".

    Thanks for linking this week!

    Love my visits here!


  18. I'll look forward to the coming posts!
    I like St Patrick's Day because it's just a happy day, with no baggage about gifts and too much decoration!

  19. I like St. Patrick's day, too! Have you ever spent it in Ireland?


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