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St. Patrick's Day 2014

St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March

We remember St. Patrick’s Day with a link to activity pages for you and an extract from a prayer with which he is associated.



Legend tells us that St. Patrick used the three leafed shamrock to explain to people how God is three persons in one God: there is one stem but three leaves on the shamrock, just as God is one God but is also God the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit.

St. Patrick is famous for bringing the news of Christ to Ireland a long, long time ago.  St. Patrick has a beautiful prayer known as St. Patrick’s Breastplate in which he asks Jesus to be part of him, in him and around him at all times.  You might like to say this prayer:

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.


Click here for colouring pages and activities all to do with St. Patrick.