In our culture we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by leaving toys under trees and candy in socks and his resurrection by seeking colored eggs hid by a bunny rabbit. Just like our celebrations of Christmas and Easter are far removed from those of Christian antiquity, it may be hard to imagine how shamrocks, leprechauns and green beer honor a legitimate Christian saint. Our world may be mixed up but that doesn’t mean the real person didn’t live a life on mission devoted to spreading the Gospel.
For more on the real life of Maewyn Succat (aka St. Patrick) click here.
Or enjoy this short film from the animated series Veggietales; Fun for the whole family and you might just learn something.