Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

by James Buchanan

Many people see St. Patrick’s Day as a sort of “Irish Day,” but it honors the patron saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Irish.

One source notes “St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and pagans but Patrick turned to God and wrote his memoir, The Confession. In The Confession, he wrote:”

“‘The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same. I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.'”

“Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain and was reunited with his family.”

“A few years after returning home, Patrick saw a vision he described in his memoir:”

“‘I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: ‘The Voice of the Irish.’ As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea-and they cried out, as with one voice: ‘We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.'”

“The vision prompted his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years, and was later ordained a bishop and sent to take the Gospel to Ireland.”

Christianity has flourished in Ireland ever since St. Patrick converted the Irish in the fifth century A.D. There is unfortunately a serious threat caused by liberal left-wing politicians, who are flooding Ireland with Muslims and Africans, and threatening the culture of Ireland with spiritual pollution from the Third World.

The invasion by the Muslims threatens to wipe out the beautiful people of Ireland and create another swarthy race-mixed population much like Morocco or Algeria. Only by keeping Third World people out can Ireland continue to be a holy Christian nation as God intended it to be when He sent St. Patrick to convert the Irish.

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