Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17
He was born on 385 AD, Britannia and died on March 17, 461 AD, Saul
Full name: Maewyn Succat
Buried: Down Cathedral, Downpatrick
St. Patrick's Day is a day celebrated in many countries. He is between the most popular between of all the Saints.
Ireland has a holiday on his day and wherever there is a large Irish population, for example, countries like United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and many other places we see large parades and festivities on his honor.
St Patrick was known through emigrants who fled from Ireland during the potato famine. He was born in Briton and at a young age he was captured, enslaved and taken to Ireland. Hi master in Ireland made him tend and herd flocks of sheep. In the middle of this slavery struggle he seek for God and receive His vision which on how to escape from his captors and he succeed escaping and reuniting with his family in Briton.
He renounce all his family’s riches and decide to go study to become a priest and eventually a Bishop. He went back to Ireland to evangelize and succeed converting the entire pagan island full of godless sacrifices and witchcraft into Catholics. Many miracles happened during his time through this days.
Here below is my favorite St Patrick Prayer, a very powerful on!
St Patrick Prayer!
As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Pray a Rosary in his honor and ask for his intercession, he’s a powerful Saint.