Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to All
How much do you know about Saint Patrick? Here are 5 factoids (credit wikipedia):
#1 He was actually born in Britain, and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was around 16 years old.
#2 Six years after his capture, he heard a voice in his head telling him to escape and that there was a ship waiting for him. He traveled 200 miles and ultimately found his freedom.
#3 Several years later, Patrick had a vision to return to Ireland to begin missionary work.
#4 By the eight century AD, he was deemed the patron saint of Ireland.
and #5, according to Wikipedia, "Pious legend credits Patrick with banishing snakes from the island, though post-glacial Ireland never actually had snakes." Is this true? No snakes in Ireland? That's very hard to believe.