Saint Patrick’s Day! What a great soul!
I’m including an old Catholic picture and a link to an Irish music video. See: Oró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile posted by Arany Zoltán
Saint Patrick wrote in his famous ‘Confession’ that, starting at the age of 16, after he was kidnapped and forced onto a pirate ship.
“I reached Ireland, where I used to pasture the flock each day and I used to pray many times a day. More and more did the love of God, and my fear of him and faith increase, and my spirit was moved so that in a day [I said] from one up to a hundred prayers, and in the night a like number; besides I used to stay out in the forests and on the mountain and I would wake up before daylight to pray in the snow, in icy coldness, in rain, and I used to feel neither ill nor any slothfulness, because, as I now see, the Spirit was burning in me at that time.”