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Lent with the Saints: Patrick

Jeremiah 7:23–28; Psalm 95:1–2, 6–7, 8–9; Luke 11:14–23
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Saint Patrick: A Bite-Sized Biography

Saint Patrick’s Day is good time to wear green (or get a pinch!), celebrate the coming of spring and maybe hope for a little good luck in the form of a four-leaf clover. Traditions are fun, but like any holiday, it’s important to discover why we have it in the first place.
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Happy Feast of Saint Patrick!

Image: Saint Patrick's Day Festival. Dublin, Ireland. Miguel Mendez. Today, parades, shamrocks, and green beer will be all around. Many Americans will proudly proclaim their Irish roots, even if they have none. Despite the popularity of such cultural things, many Catholics know little about Saint Patrick.
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Who Was Saint Patrick?

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick, the patron of Ireland and one of the best-loved saints in the Catholic Church. Sometimes it seems that Patrick can't be separated from the myths about him and the cultural trappings associated with his feast day: the snakes and shamrocks, the green beer, corned beef and cabbage.
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