St. Patrick

Today is the feast of St. Patrick. When St. Patrick was a young man, he was captured by Irish raiders and made to work as a slave in Ireland. Eventually, God helped him to escape. He later became a priest and returned to Ireland to spread the Gospel. He became the founder of the local church and later the patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick worked to convert the people who had once been his enemies. We should pray through his intercession for anyone who has harmed us and all those who are not part of the Church.

Statue of St. Patrick in Aghagower, Ireland. Image uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Andreas F. Borchert, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE