2017 St Patrick’s Day Parades Ireland
More than 100+ million of us Irish across the planet
celebrating the most famous Paddy in the world.
According to different versions of his life story it is said that he was born in Britain, around 385AD.
His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales.
Quotes from Famous Irish personality
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversations. There is no love sincerer than the love of food. Newspapers are unable, seemingly........
Funniest and quirkiest Irish jokes
A sobbing Ms Murphy approaches Fr O’Grady after mass. He says: “So what’s bothering you?” She replies: “Oh, Father, I’ve terrible news. My husband passed away last night.” The priest says: “Oh, Mary, that’s terrible. Did he have any last requests?” "Certainly father," she replied. “He said: “Please Mary, put down that damn gun.”
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired foods like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread. We can still celebrate at home.
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About St Patrick
About St Patrick - Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians.
According to different versions about St Patrick and his life story it is said that he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales. As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.
Saint Patrick described himself as a "most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God."
Many folk ask the question 'Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?' The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. To many cultures the power of the serpent is in its representation of vital energy. This energy remains coiled within at the base of our spine in the sacrum like a sleeping snake. There it sits dormant until it's ready to move, the energy is called kundalini. Many modern Spiritual practitioners in Ireland today are working with their own energy, our level of consciousness knowledge and understanding has risen, causing movement upwards through the body's energy centres, aka chakras. The pineal gland is cone shaped and is located in the middle of the brain behind and just above the pituitary gland. The pineal gland contains pigment similar to that found in the eyes and is connected to the optic thalami, and so controls the action of light upon our body. The pineal gland is located in the posterior end of the third ventricle of the brain. Introversion is indispensable for self-realization as it displaces our attention from the outer world to the inner. When the external world disappears, our circle of consciousness contracts because our primary attention is focused upon our inner self. It is this inner attention that magnetizes "spiritual light" into the pineal gland. Yoga and meditation are now more popular in Ireland than going to Mass. I wonder what St Patrick would think about all that?!