18. Mar, 2017

Happy St Patrick's day!

St Patrick was most likely born in England, Wales or Scotland. In his teens, he was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland, where he was put to work as a herdsman.

After six years, he managed to escape and possibly fled back to his home. He became a Christian priest before returning to Ireland as a missionary in the mid fifth century.

He spent the next 30 years establishing schools, churches, and monasteries across the country.

Patrick was later appointed as successor to St Palladius, the first bishop of Ireland. He is said to have died on March 17 in the year 461. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/st-patricks-day-2017-celebrate-irelands-patron-saint/

In Moora, we celebrated the Solemn feast of St Patrick in the best way possible – we had two baptisms during the school/parish Mass 😊