The Recognition Minute
Who Recognised St Patrick? March 17 2017, 0 Comments
Well, today is a Green day if you live in Ireland. 17 March - a day to remember St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland in c400 AD and for ridding Ireland from all it's snakes.
Legend has it that St. Patrick used the shamrock, a plant with three leaves to teach about the Christian Holy Trinity. This rather intriguing yet simple little plant is now the symbol of St. Patrick's day.
The absence of snakes in Ireland gave rise to the legend that St. Patrick chased them into the sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast he was undertaking. Was he the early snake whisperer or did he have special powers that banished these serpents for good? It doesn't matter. What might matter more is that he is still remembered today, 1500 years later. Now that is recognition!
St. Patrick was never awarded a medal or a trophy for his work. He didn't boast any obvious academic achievements and may have lived a very non-competitive life, yet he has been immortalized with green shamrocks, and usually with lots of Guinness as well.
There are no medals or even certificates for being a saint today. In fact, awarding trophies is not likely at all, as the recognition of saints usually happens many years after their death. It is widely believed that St. Patrick died on this day, which is why the 17th of March was chosen for this annual celebration.
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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY ALL!