Beyond the Green Beer: Getting to Know Saint Patrick

Patrick of Ireland may be a well-known saint, but that is thanks to the day that bears his name — March 17 — which for most people is more about green beer than anything else.But Patrick himself is shrouded in myth and legend — so much so that it’s virtually impossible to separate history from fable.Some of the most charming and memorable stories associated with the saint — such as his using the shamrock to explain the holy trinity to the pagan Irish, or commanding the snakes to leave Ire … [Read more...]