We’re not Irish here at Acts of the O’Postasy, but we are Catholic, and we like to have a little fun from time to time (okay, maybe more than a little), so celebrating feast days in honor of our saints is what we do. It’s how we be.
So while you’re enjoying your corned beef and cabbage, and perhaps a brew or two – maybe even a wee little Irish coffee – remember the reason why we’re celebrating today. March 17 isn’t a free pass to dress in green, get drunk, and generally act like an asshat. That happens enough as it is, unfortunately, in plenty of places. No, today we honor the saint who converted the pagans in Ireland, who returned to the land in which he had been enslaved, to bring them the Good News of the Gospel, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save it, not condemn it.
Especially pray for St Patrick’s intercession for all of Ireland, as the nation votes on an abortion referendum at the end of May. Abortion is still illegal there – as it should be – but the referendum seeks to reverse that. As St Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland back in the day, may his powerful intercession once again, with the help and grace of God Almighty, serve to prevent them from returning.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, everybody!
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