Friday, March 18, 2016

shamrock & saint

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and
gold, shamrocks and luck, frolic and drink.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a 
traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. 

Elusive Shamrock : the four leaf clover

Shepherd, slave, snake wrangler, saint ~ St. Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-
British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Not much else is known of 
the man. 

Known as the Apostle of Ireland, he is their primary patron saint and is also 
venerated in the Anglican Communion, the Old Catholic Church and in the 
Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-apostles and the Enlightener of Ireland.

The word shamrock derives from seamair óg or young clover, and references to 
both appear in early Irish literature, generally as a description of a flowering 
clovered plain. 

It is believed that the shamrock, the national flower of Ireland, is what St. Patrick
used to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans.

Happy Birthday, Baba!

At wonder | wander | world our family is lucky to have a child born on this day. A special sibling who blesses us with her constant love and nurturing care. She embodies his righteous heart, saintly characteristics and missionary zeal. 

Grateful appreciation on this blessed day!

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