Monday, March 17, 2008
St. Patrick! A Walking Saint!
I do want to raise a toast (here, here!) to St. Patrick! Having been to Ireland, "doing" the pilgrimage to St. Patrick's Purgatory where Patrick said he saw Purgatory itself in one of the caves, along with a walk up Croagh Patrick on the western coastline where St. Patrick drove out the snakes of the great green isle, I thank God for Patrick, and his pilgrimage to enable others to know the Word of God.
In a fascinating article in slate.com, there was much to celebrate about St. Patrick: he sided with women in the Church; sided with those who are excluded and oppressed, and anyone else that the church ignored. Click here to read more.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!