From the vault, a timely remembrance from Triple D, Deacon Doctor Bill Ditewig:
So, we all know the things that are NOT true about St. Patrick: He wasn’t Irish by birth, he didn’t really cast out snakes from Ireland, he wasn’t the first person to bring Christianity to Ireland, and he probably didn’t use the shamrock as a sign of the Trinity in his teaching. What we do know is that he was the son of a Deacon (Calpurnius), and the grandson of another cleric. While myth surrounds his early life, that doesn’t mean that Patrick’s life and ministry don’t reach deep into the Christian psyche.
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And of course, note that the image of the saint shows him wearing a dalmatic, as bishops sometimes do!
And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!