Look around the stores and St. Patrick’s Day seems to be about lucky clovers, rainbows and leprechauns.
But the real Saint Patrick was a bold missionary who faced tremendous danger to take the gospel back to his enemies.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every March 17 and it’s a great opportunity to explore the early church, missions, the Trinity and celebrate the legacy of the real Saint Patrick.
This post is chock-full of activities and resources for your ultimate guide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
First, let’s separate fact from myth and look at the real story of the St. Patrick.
The Story of the Real Saint Patrick
Fun fact: Patrick was not Irish and nor born in Ireland.
St. Patrick was actually born in Roman Britain in the mid-400’s, in the area of what is now Scotland or Wales. He grew up on a farm and though his family was active in the village church, Patrick was not a believer.