The Role of Faith in the History of St. Patrick

The Role of Faith in the History of St. Patrick

The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States took place in 1737 in Boston, MA. At that time, St. Patrick’s Day was primarily a way for Irish-Americans to celebrate their pride in their culture. For many, St. Patrick’s Day has become associated with leprechauns, parades, four-leaf clovers, good luck, and green-themed parties.  In the midst of these celebrations, it is easy to forget the history of St. Patrick and the fact that he was a man who had crises of faith, who had to wait for God’s timing, and who experienced the grace of God over a lifetime of service.

 

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