It is unfortunate that St. Patrick’s day is in lent. But then it is a day to remember a most heroic saint. It is not a day to celebrate and drink green beer–an abomination to my favorite deacon–or to celebrate all things plastic Irish.
Here is a video from the History Channel were they (surprise) get it mostly right.
Oh and please remember that the true Shamrock has only three leaves. St. Patrick, as my favorite deacon often rants, could not have taught the Trinity with a four leaf clover.
Here is a nice video of Ireland. Caveat: it is almost never as sunny as in this flyover.
Learn more about the Indiana Jones of Saints here.
To my favorite deacon: Slainte. BTW: He says that the Irish idea of a seven course meal is a six pack of Guinness and a potato.