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In Honor Of Patrick

Isn’t it sad that the last  lingering remnants of a feast commemorating the life of a brave and selfless man… are shamrocks and green beer?

The Feast of St. Patrick–a very early missionary who lived in the 5th century–is today. Patrick famously used the three-leaved shamrock plant to try to illustrate the mystery of the Trinity to the heathen tribes of Ireland. Shamrock  motifs are still synonymous with St. Paddy’s Day, though I dare say most folks have no idea why any more.

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