happy st. patrick’s day 2023

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everybody. ❤

St. Patrick’s Day is particularly dear to my heart as one of my very favorite peoples lives in Ireland and so today I thought it would be good to remember the actual meaning of St. Patrick’s Day and also to celebrate it with some lovely Irish blessings as well.

This children’s graphic gives a great brief summary of the history of St. Patrick’s Day:

Most of us are familiar with the story of St. Patrick, of course, but sometimes it seems to get lost in the shuffle of the American celebration of the day.

He is credited for spreading Christianity throughout Ireland – and legend has it that he also drove the snakes from Ireland as well.

a funny I share every year. 🙂

The Prayer of St. Patrick from his breastplate is so stunningly beautiful:

And, as is often mentioned, the shamrock as a symbol of the Trinity:

As today is Fighting Word’s Friday, leaning into the Shamrock, I’ll also share our verse this week:

For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. – 1 John 5:7 (KJV)

Some blessings I find to be beautiful:

And some wisdom:

And another favorite funny:


Finally, literally as I was writing this, I took a break to check my mail and I received the most beautiful St. Patrick’s Day post from my Jen in Ireland, the dear one who keeps a piece of my heart across the ocean and I mentioned at the start of today’s writing.

Oh. My. Heart. ❤

I am so blessed. ❤

I hope you all have the most lovely St. Patrick’s Day as well.

I am so looking forward to the evening at home with my better half, snoodled up, watching a movie and eating taco soup here in the Hippie Hut.

Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.

Grace and Blessings.

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