St. Patrick’s Day

“I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak to me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s hosts to save me.”  This is part of a prayer that is attributed to St. Patrick in 433 A.D. however many scholars believe the author to be anonymous.

Hi dear friends,

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.  It also celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.  According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.

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I have set a simple table in honor of St. Patrick’s.  Shamrocks and hats came from the Dollar Store.

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Mother’s little angel keeps watch over the festivities.

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Traditionally those not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day are pinched “affectionately.” There are several special events planned in Asheville but Bob and I will stay home and enjoy our Reuben sandwich and green cupcakes with candy shamrocks.

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“May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always to your back, May the sun shine warm on your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand”.    Irish Blessing

Dianne

 

 

2 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Hi, Dianne! You got the shamrock placemats at the dollar store????? Those are a great buy if you did!!! I kept looking for other shamrocks on the table because it’s just hard to believe such nice placemats hail from the dollar store!!! I’ve found a few nice things there over the years that seem th defy their price tag, but you really hit the “pot o’ gold”!!!☘️ Our metro area has a number of parades scheduled this weekend, but I won’t be getting out to any of them. Like you and your husband, we’ll just wear our green “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts and enjoy a pot of cabbage and potatoes here at home. (No corned beef for us unlucky hypertensive folks!😞) I’m no longer on those awful opioid pain meds, so I may sip a small glass of Irish Whiskey or Bailey’s, too!🥃 Nice table!!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Alycia, I am so glad to hear that you are in a better place with this pain. Yes, the shamrocks came from the Dollar store..I thought they were a find also. I appreciate you so much and your kindness to a novice blogger. I continue to pray for complete healing for you. Anxious to see some of your blogs and videos. Much love.

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