Happy Feast of Saint Patrick!
Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He lived a wild life! When he was a teenager, he was captured by pirates and taken as a slave to Ireland. He escaped after six years and returned home to Britain, but became a cleric and returned to Ireland to spread Christianity. Legend says the Saint Patrick used the clover to explain the Trinity, and that he chased all the snakes into the sea! (Ireland has no snakes!) Lucas Burke was one of the major donors of land and funds who helped Saint Rita's Church be built back in 1900. He was Irish, and made sure that Saint Patrick had a place of honor in the facade of the building. At the front of our church. Saint Augustine's statue is on the left of the entrance, and Saint Patrick, holding the shamrock, is on the right.
Philly Rose fun at @mckennaskitchen tonight for the Irish Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration! 🍀🎄🌹🎅 Great singing and dancing as well! Tara was honored to join Santa in lighting the tree! @taragrandich #phillyrose#roseoftralee#irishphilly#irishamerican
Philadelphia is having a major Irish moment on stage - and we're proud to be at the forefront of it! We're so thankful, honored and humbled by this piece in @phillyinquirer - what a way to count down to #dublinbylamplight