Buongiorno a tutti, come state? Avete capito dove andiamo di bello oggi? Torniamo dalla amica Emma in Irlanda per la festa di San Patrizio!!! Naturalmente per questo articolo lascio la parola a lei:
Hello everyone, how are you? Did you understand where we are going today? Let’s go back to my friend Emma in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day !!! Of course for this article I leave the floor to you:
Saint Patrick also known as the Apostle of Ireland, the one who founded Christianity on the island he is one of the patrons of Ireland together with Saint Brigid and Saint Columba. Since this article will be published on my friend Alessia’s blog, I start immediately by telling you that it is cool getting married on St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular dates of the year! This applies to civil ceremonies or symbolic weddings, more difficult for those who want one classic Catholic wedding, which may not be celebrated on holidays religious such as St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick was born in the second half of the 4th century but the date and place are not certain. Patrick’s real name was probably Maewyn Succat, his father, Calpornius, was a Roman-British army officer and a deacon. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped, along with many others, by Irish pirates and enslaved in Ireland. According to his autobiographical Confessio, for the next six years he worked as a pastor of sheep and pigs on Mount Slemish in County Antrim. The story of St. Patrick is littered with periods of imprisonment when his teachings they upset local chiefs or Celtic Druids, but he always escaped or earned his freedom presenting himself to his captors with gifts. For twenty years he traveled the length and breadth of the island, baptizing people and settling monasteries, schools and churches. In Ireland there are many places dedicated to him I leave you some links so as not to make it too long this article.
https://unitalianoasligo.com/archives/43059 https://unitalianoasligo.com/archives/43050 https://unitalianoasligo.com/archives/44919
When he died, presumably on March 17, 461 he left an organized church, the headquarters of Armagh is an island of Christians. He was buried in Downpatrick, the same place he came to evangelize under a stone memorial a short walk from the very high battlements of the cathedral of Downpatrick.
Perhaps the most famous legend of St. Patrick is about the clover, the little plant that it is became world famous as a symbol of Irish heritage. After training as a priest and bishop, Patrick arrived in Ireland in AD 432. And immediately he began to try to convert the pagan Celts who lived on the island. Having lived and worked there before, he was probably already aware that the number tre had a special meaning in the Celtic tradition and applied this knowledge in smart way. He used the three-leaved clover that grows all over the island to explain the Christian concept of the Holy Trinity, or the theory according to which God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit Holy are separate elements of a single entity. Another famous legend is that which sees Saint Patrick driving all the snakes of Ireland in sea where they drowned. In many images of the saint, Patrick is seen standing on snakes, the message well received is that there are no snakes in Ireland and he alone is responsible for this happy state. However, it is very unlikely that there have ever been snakes in Ireland! This particular St Patrick legend is easy to translate: snakes were sacred to the Druids and their exile reflects St. Patrick’s success in removing pagan influence from the island.
For other legends, I refer you to this article https://unitalianoasligo.com/archives/43038
If you want to deepen these topics: https://unitalianoasligo.com/archives/44898 https://unitalianoasligo.com/archives/44906
As always Emma thank you very much for our collaborations !!! And if you have the desire to discover Ireland Emma and Simone are exceptional tour guides and will be delighted to let you discover all the wonders of that land !!!
That’s all for today, I’ll wait for you next time and wish you a good day! kisses