March 17, 2004





What do you know about St. Patrick?

He was Irish?
He was the Patron Saint of getting wasted...

Frodo, 32
The Shire

Mostly the myth that he drove the snakes from Ireland.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

He drove the snakes out of Ireland during the famine.

KarenNJ, 45
Milltown, NJ USA

St. Patrick drove all or most of the Pagans out of Ireland and changed the official religion to Catholocism.

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

He brought Christianity to Ireland.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

He was a bishop who lived in Ireland -- I think in the 300s.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

That he drove the snakes from Ireland. That's about it...


Since I'm Scotch-Irish, not Irish, more pagan than Christian and fonder of a good story than pallid fact, my information is colorful, but spotty. St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland--also the giants and the leprechauns. He was fond of high places, wells and shamrocks. A good gardener plants potatoes on St. Patrick's Day-- at least a good gardener in Ireland plants potatoes on St. Patrick's Day.

I just read that snow on St. Patrick's Day means that Sheilagh, St. Patrick's wife, is spring cleaning heaven and glorious spring will arrive shortly.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

He was a slave for a time; once he was free (and had become some kind of priest), he left his place in the Roman Empire (?) to dedicate his life to bringing Christianity--and peace, as he saw it--to the Irish masses.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

He was a German priest sent over to bring Christianity to Ireland.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

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