St. Patrick

St. Patrick

Patron Of: Against Snakes, Archdiocese of Boston, Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts, Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa, Archdiocese of New York, Australia, Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Diocese of Portland, Maine, Diocese of Sacramento, California, Engineers, Fear of Snakes, Ireland, New Zealand, Ophidiophobics, Snake Bite, Toothache, Vermont

Feast Day: Roman Rite Calendar - 03/17
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* Apostle of Ireland_x000D_
* Maewyn Succat_x000D_
* Patricius_x000D_
* Patrizio_x000D_
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* 17 March_x000D_
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Kidnapped from the British mainland around age 16, and shipped to Ireland as a slave. Sent to the mountains as a shepherd, he spent his time in the field in prayer. After six years of this life, he had a dream in which he was commanded to return to Britain; seeing it as a sign, he escaped. He studied in several monasteries in Europe. Ordained a priest and then a bishop. Sent by Pope Celestine to evangelize England, then Ireland, during which his chariot driver was Saint Odran, and Saint Jarlath was one of his spiritual students. In 33 years he effectively converted the Ireland. In the Middle Ages Ireland became known as the Land of Saints, and during the Dark Ages its monasteries were the great repositories of learning in Europe, all a consequence of Patrick’s ministry._x000D_
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Born_x000D_
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* between 387 and 390 at Scotland as Maewyn Succat_x000D_
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Died_x000D_
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* between 461 and 464 at Saul, County Down, Ireland of natural causes_x000D_
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* Pre-Congregation_x000D_
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Name Meaning_x000D_
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* warlike (Succat – pagan birth name);_x000D_
* noble (Patricius – baptismal name)_x000D_
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Patronage_x000D_
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* against fear of snakes_x000D_
* against ophidiophobia_x000D_
* against snake bites_x000D_
* against snakes_x000D_
* engineers_x000D_
* excluded people_x000D_
* ophidiophobics_x000D_
* Ireland_x000D_
* Nigeria_x000D_
* Adelaide, Australia, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Armagh, Ireland, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Auckland, New Zealand, diocese of_x000D_
* Ballarat, Australia, diocese of_x000D_
* Boston, Massachusetts, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Burlington, Vermont, diocese of_x000D_
* Cape Town, South Africa, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Dromore, Ireland, diocese of_x000D_
* Erie, Pennsylvania, diocese of_x000D_
* Fort Worth, Texas, diocese of_x000D_
* Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, diocese of_x000D_
* Kilmore, Ireland, diocese of_x000D_
* Melbourne, Australia, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Mymensingh, Bangladesh, diocese of_x000D_
* New York, New York, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Norwich, Connecticut, diocese of_x000D_
* Ottawa, Ontario, archdiocese of_x000D_
* Peterborough, Ontario, diocese of_x000D_
* Poona, India, diocese of_x000D_
* Port Elizabeth, South Africa, diocese of_x000D_
* Portland, Maine, diocese of_x000D_
* Sacramento, California, diocese of_x000D_
* Saint John, New Brunswick, diocese of_x000D_
* Thunder Bay, Ontario, diocese of_x000D_
* Loiza, Puerto Rico_x000D_
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* baptismal font_x000D_
* demons_x000D_
* harp_x000D_
* bishop driving snakes before him_x000D_
* bishop trampling on snakes_x000D_
* snakes_x000D_
* cross_x000D_
* Purgatory_x000D_
* serpent_x000D_
* shamrock_x000D_
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