Posts Tagged ‘St Patrick’s Day’

Most people get St Patrick’s Day wrong Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Most people get St Patrick’s Day wrong. They use it as an excuse to engage in less than virtuous behaviour while ignoring key facts about Saint Patrick and his life. Here are some quick facts about Saint Patrick that get missed in the celebration of this day: Continue reading Related Posts:St Patrick – a slave, a Read more

Bishop gets hate mail after allowing Catholics to eat meat on St Patrick’s day Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik received hate mail for allowing Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day “You can’t believe the hate mail I got over that. ‘You’re sending us to hell. Who do you think you are to be able to tell us we can eat meat.’” “I mean, it’s over something as simple as Read more

St Patrick’s Day – Kick off with Mass at the Cathedral and then… Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Kicking off early with 11am mass (St Patrick is our patron Saint after all), Auckland’s Irish Society will host a full-day of shenanigans in Morningside’s Fowlds Park with music, dancing and home-made fare. See stpatrick.co.nz While there will be many pints of the black stuff consumed in New Zealand’s numerous Irish bars on March 17,stuff.co.nz have Read more

Hail, glorious St Patrick Comments 0

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

For Catholics, Episcopalians and some Lutherans, March 17 is the Feast Day of St. Patrick. For the rest of us, it’s St. Patrick’s Day — a midweek excuse to party until we’re green in the face. But who was Patrick? Did he really drive the snakes out of Ireland or use the shamrock to explain Read more

Auckland one of 19 surprising places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day Comments 0

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

An Irish American website has listed Auckland as one of the 19 most surprising places around the world to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. “Aukland(sic) holds the distinction of holding the first St Patrick’s Day party, since midnight on March 17 reaches New Zealand’s largest city before anywhere else.” “It is also the farthest celebration away from Read more

St Patrick: A prophet for global justice Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

St Patrick is one of a handful of Christian saints, along with Mary, Valentine and Francis, that is celebrated in popular culture. His feast day is commemorated with supermarket meat sales, green rivers, green beer, and (my favourite) parades. But who was the real St Patrick? Most people know that the missionary Patrick (Patricius or Pádraig) Read more

Half-million pack Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day parade Comments 0

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

An estimated half-million people crowded Saturday into central Dublin to view the St. Patrick’s Day parade, a focal point for Irish celebrations worldwide and the start of the tourist season in debt-battered Ireland.

Bands from Britain, the United States and Russia joined thousands of Irish volunteers on Saturday’s two-hour procession down Dublin’s major boulevard, O’Connell Street, across the River Liffey, past Trinity College and concluding outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

In his St. Patrick’s Day message, Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady offered prayers to the estimated 50,000 citizens who have emigrated in the past year to escape Ireland’s weak economy.

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