College Basketball? Um…no. The latest reports concerning QAnon drops? No again. We had a full house for Baby Patrick’s Baptism and Little Frankie’s second birthday.
Normally baptisms are done around the three months after birth. However, that meant subjecting family to holiday air fare rates and the possibility of driving to the Boise Airport in a blizzard. Therefore, we waited for Spring to approach and noticed that St. Patrick’s Day came into play.
Just like the Baptism for Little Frankie, both brothers were brought into the fold of Holy Mother Church by Father Rosario.
How about a round of applause for Baby Patrick?
Let the March Madness continue. Little Frankie celebrated his second birthday. We had a pizza party with cupcakes, and of course, plenty of presents. Instead of doing this at home, we reserved a party room at an indoor playground.
Little Frankie was quite “tuckered out” by evening. Who wouldn’t be?
Soon I’ll be blogging again about reading, writing, cooking, and other things concerning the human experience.
In our modern secularist society, most people can talk about the latest reality TV celebrities, sports stars, or the latest box office juggernaut. Yes, they even wear green and party on St. Patrick’s Day. However, most will not be able to recant as to why the day is celebrated, or why St. Patrick is a Saint.
St. Patrick Icon by Ted used under CC License
Also, for those who think that St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to get falling down drunk, please remember that the day is celebrated because it will be St. Patrick who gets to judge the Irish on Judgment Day, and he is the Patron Saint of Ireland.
He was born in Scotland to Roman parents, which means that St. Patrick was Italian (shhh). He was captured by marauders and sold into slavery when he was sixteen. Later, he escaped, studied, and became a Priest by the hand of St. Germain.
Pope St. Celestine I sent him back to Ireland in order to spread the Gospel. At first, many of the Irish chieftains and druid priests tried to kill him, but the encounters were miraculous enough to convert many. Through his miracles and quiet piety, St. Patrick converted all of Ireland out of the darkness of paganism.
Uncomfortable facts seem to upset many modern secularists who falsely believe and proudly proclaim that Christianity was spread by the sword. Catholic History is replete with stories of mass conversions on account of Saints and/or miracles. The story of St. Patrick but one of those tales, it is a great story of how the grace of God working through one man converted an entire nation.
Try to make it to a Daily Mass today.
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