It’s a song I remember from earliest childhood:
All praise to St. Patrick who brought to our mountains
the gift of God’s faith, the sweet light of his love.
All praise to the shepherd who showed us the fountains
that rise in the heart of the savior above.
For thousands of years, in smiles and in tears, our Saint has been with us, our shield and our stay.
All else may have gone: St. Patrick alone…
He has been to us light when earth’s lights were all set
For the glory of faith you can never decay.
And so, dear St. Patrick will be with us yet
On the glorious feast of St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick was always a favorite saint of mine. He came to Ireland in the 16th century to
bring Christianity to pagans.
But the cool thing about Pat is that he let so many of the pagan rites and artifacts remain.
Sweet guy, so lift a Guinness to celebrate him!Remember, tune in your computer or smart phone this Wednesday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. to hear a reading of Shanty Gold and an interview by Donna Levine-Small. Just click:
http://www.madisoncountyarts.com and listen. We’ll have fun.
Jeanne Charters writes about the business of living your life to the fullest. Over the years through her magazine columns, books and blog posts, she has sought to help other women face life's challenges through humor, strength and perseverance.
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