Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig

From the red headband, going clockwise: Megan, Amanda, Lauren, Emily, Linnea

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig is the Gaelic way of expressing a wish that you have all the blessings of St Patrick's Day and the "luck of the Irish" to go with it. What did St. Patrick want to bless you with? Why, the love and peace of Jesus, of course! He was, afterall, a missionary sent from England to teach the Irish about the Christian (Catholic) faith. It's true, he used the 3-leafed clover as a visual when talking about the trinity of God.

In Ireland, many go to mass today, offering up prayers for missionaries around the world. So, take a moment and pray for any missionary you may know before you get on with whatever other celebrations you have planned for the day.

Happy St Patty's Day!

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