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St. Patrick's Calling

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!!  Today is the day we celebrate all things green, or Irish, or the day Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, or perhaps it’s just a good excuse to have a good time.  Many don’t really know why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, nor do they really know St. Patrick.  The day is a day to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick and his accomplishments as a missionary who was successful in firmly establishing the Christian faith in Ireland.  That is correct, St. Patrick is not Irish, or at least it’s not the place of his birth.  He was born in England, though no one is exactly sure which part of England, but it is known that Patrick was kidnapped as a teen and brought to Ireland as a slave.  After escaping and going home, Patrick was so burdened for the Irish people that he returned to bring the gospel and establish the Christian faith to Ireland. In his Confession, Patrick wrote "Christ my Master has commanded me to stay in Ireland for the rest …