St. Patrick’s Day | Naming the Days


St. Patrick’s Day brings to thoughts every thing from sporting inexperienced to shamrocks to good luck to celebration occasions in pubs and avenue parades. Custom has it that St. Patrick, the fifth century Christian who’s now the patron saint of Eire, died on at the present time. It has been celebrated as a spiritual vacation in Eire for 1000 years.

Prayers & Mantras

Start your celebration of this feast day through the use of this prayer by Residing Non secular Instructor Edward Hays from his Prayers for the Home Church..

A Blessing Prayer for St. Patrick’s Day
by Edward Hays

Lord of All Nations and All Peoples,
we rejoice right this moment in a particular servant of Yours,
St. Patrick.
Irish or not, Catholic or not,
all of us dance a gleeful jig
on this his joyous feast day.
Lord of bishops, bakers and bartenders,
we thank You for sprinkling saints amongst us
like holy Patrick, Bishop of Eire.

His inexperienced feast day offers us all an opportunity
to put on the inexperienced of spring and life.
4 days from now our previous good friend winter
will free his lease on life.
Packing up his ice and snow,
his chilly winds and frosty breath,
he’ll quickly be gone.
The inexperienced of at the present time
foretells of wealthy vegetation
quickly to grace our countryside;
proclaims the contemporary and new
to the drained and weary;
publicizes to every one
that spring is on her method!

Glory for spring and saintly Patrick,
whose feast of songs and jokes,
of dancing ft and faerie of us,
shall be for us
the eve of springtime.

As Patrick despatched snakes slithering out of Eire
by Your blessed contact,
might we, every, by means of his pastoral intercession,
be freed of any evil in our lives.

Lord of All Seasons,
winter is on his deathbed,
however music and mirth are greening throughout us.
Blessed be St. Patrick, bishop and man of prayer.
Blessed be all saints,
and the wee people as properly.

Edward Hays can also be an artist. This is his portray of a Leprechaun from a St. Patrick’s Day card. We advise you print out this web page, reduce out the portray of the Leprechaun, and heed Hays’ directions: “Inserting this [picture] in a distinguished place in your house or workplace will be certain that the leprechauns and different wee people, the Shree, who liked to be honored, will come to go to you with armloads of items of fine fortune.”Leprechaun

A Leprechaun’s Blessing
by Edward Hays

Could the singing of all of the holy saints, to the music of St. Gabriel’s Angel Band, set all of the wee people and the leprechauns merrily dancin’ on the roof of your property. And will bushel baskets of blessings come to you and all of your kin as properly on this holy feast day of St. Patrick. Glad Saint Patrick’s Day and should luck be yours!

Non secular Practices

  • Put on the inexperienced of spring and life.
  • See at the present time as bringing you a brand new lease on life.
  • Let your ft lead you in a festive dance.
  • Bless St. Patrick and all of the faerie people as they bring about you tidings of pleasure!


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