The 17th March 2017 – 17.03.17 or, as styled in America, 03.17.17. Its all the same day.
St Patrick’s Day and the most important in the Irish calendar.
Patrick is “the voice of the Irish.”
He is remembered by the wearing of a shamrock, for St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity:
“The shamrock is one leaf in three parts, as God is one God with three parts: Father, Son and Spirit.”
Patrick fled to France and entered a monastery where he prepared to be a missionary.
After many years work he returned to Ireland and devoted his long life to the Christian mission. He died on 17th March 461 AD.
Every Saint has a story.
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