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Scooby Snack! Tip o’ the Day to ya’! (A little St. Patty’s Day 411) March 17, 2010

Filed under: Scooby Snack~Tip of the Day — Janine Chance @ 4:00 am

Did you know that St. Patrick was a missionary?

Here are some St. Patrick’s Day facts for ya’!

-His father was a deacon in the church.

-After being captured by Irish raiders and held captive on the west coast of Ireland, he was told in a dream by God to flee to the coast, where he boarded a ship to Britain and joined the church and studied to be a priest. He was called back to minister to the people of Ireland and spent over 30 years teaching and spreading God’s Word.

-According to legend, Saint Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity o the pre-Christian Irish people.

-Originally the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. However, over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick’s day grew.

-The phrase “the wearing of the green”, meaning to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing, derives from the song The Wearing of the Green.

(Courtesy Wikipedia.com)


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