Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To celebrate the anniversary of the Christian missionary, I thought I'd share VeggieTales' version of the his story.  

Before he became "St. Patrick," he was known as Maewyn Succat of England.  As a boy, he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland by slave-traders, sold as a slave to a pagan druid.  There he served as a shepherd, caring for sheep and pigs, for a number of years.  He became a man of prayer, relying fully on his God throughout his suffering.  The time came when God told him it was time to go.  He left Ireland, returned to England and secured an education, later earning a position as a bishop.  During that time back in England, the Lord burdened his heart with the prospect of telling the Gospel to the pagan people of Ireland.  As a missionary, he returned to the land of his slavery and shared the truth he had come to know.  He remained there until his death.  It was only after he died that he was known as "Saint" Patrick, a great man of God.


The Story of St. Patrick, as told by VeggieTales, can be found on the video, Sumo of the Opera.


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