St. Patrick's Day
17th March 2014
Who is St Patrick?
St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. He was born in 387 AD in Britain (he wasn't Irish). He was captured and taken to Ireland in his early teens. There he worked as a slave for six years and grew up liking the Irish spirit. One day he escaped but promised to return back to Ireland. When he returned, he tore down temples and idols and established the Catholic Church. By the year 444 AD, the first cathedral in Ireland was built.
This is a picture of St. Patrick
St. Patrick Stain Glass
This is a stain glass window of St. Patrick
St. Patrick's Cathedral
This is one of the many cathedrals named after St. Patrick.
When and why is St. Patrick's Day celebrated?
St. Patrick's day is celebrated on the 17th of March. St. Patrick died on the 17th of March 461 AD and has been celebrated ever since. St. Patrick spent over thirty years building ministries and places of worship all around Ireland. That is why this day is celebrated in honour of a saint who built on the Catholic religion.
VIDEO AND WEBSITE
Below you will get access to a website and a really helpful video.