Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Patrick's Day

If you have read my blog for awhile you know that I'm very fond of St. Patrick's Day celebrations.  Patrick was indeed a great man and an excellent role model for us all.  For one, he is a great example of forgiveness.  Young Patrick was stolen from his home on the coast of Britain by Irish raiders.  He was taken to Ireland and lived there as a slave.  Homesick, sad and lonely he cried out to God and was eventually lead by God to escape and return to his home.  But once home God asked him to go back and tell the people who had captured him about God's plan for their salvation through Jesus Christ.  And Patrick did it.

On this day my family not only remembers Patrick, but also the Irish people.  I've posted many other things on this blog that you may be interested in checking out again or for the first time about St. Patrick's Day.  Here are some new things.

St. Patrick's Old Time Radio I especially enjoy the show "Beat the Band."

Notebooking Pages and More notebooking pages for your kids.

Saint Patrick Curriculum

Toymaker St. Patrick's Day fun and the new Celtic Circle box

One of my favorite movies about the Irish is the Secret of Roan Inish. This movie is a fairy tale on film. It has beautiful imagery, a great story, wonderful actors and a soundtrack you'll want to hear again and again. Here are the trailer and a video with some clips of the film.  Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! May the Blessings of St. Patrick's Day be upon you.