Patron saint

Amid the fanfare and elation on this Saint Patrick's Day, we would be wise to honor the patron saint of Ireland by also adhering to his moral teachings and by personifying his exemplary character.
After being fitted for wetsuits, personal flotation devices and helmets, we walk down a dirt path to the ocean. "Everyone ready?" the guide asks. "Just remember to stay on the barnacles. The rocks are slippery but the barnacles are your friends." I tighten the shoelaces on my sneakers and follow the others down the slippery rocks.
The sight was horrifying. The house had burned to the ground. A shell of the southern wall remained, but beyond that, everything had been reduced to piles of ashes and clumps of bricks.
It is no accident that Patrick's stark admission of humility comes in the first sentence of his life story. He believed his own position was lowly and unworthy -- despite his epic successes.
The two opposing uniforms were so similar that St. David commanded his soldiers to wear a leek on their helmets. Since then, the leek has been a symbol of Wales.
Guadalupe, Coatlaxopeuh, Tonantzin In the spirit of mestizaje, the blending of different cultures and faiths, this interactive
By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.