Paris St Patricks Day Festival
Sunday 20 March 2106
Venir au CCI
Le CCI est situé près du Panthéon dans le 5ème arrondissement de Paris.
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais – 75005 Paris
Téléphone : 00 33 1 58 52 10 30
RER B : station Luxembourg (sortie Gay Lussac)
Cette ligne dessert directement les stations Gare du Nord et l’aéroport Charles de Gaulle
Métros : Ligne 10 – Cardinal Lemoine et Ligne 7 – Place Monge
Bus : 84, 89, 21, 27 (arrêts les plus proches)
Parking : 22, rue Soufflot
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 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. 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. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.