Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

"And many gifts were offered to me with weeping and tears, and I offended them [the donors], and also went against the wishes of a good number of my elders; but guided by God, I neither agreed with them nor deferred to them, not by my own grace but by God who is victorious in me and withstands them all, so that I might come to the Irish people to preach the Gospel and endure insults from unbelievers; that I might hear scandal of my travels, and endure many persecutions to the extent of prison; and so that I might give up my free birthright for the advantage of others, and if I should be worthy, I am ready [to give] even my life without hesitation; and most willingly for His name. And I choose to devote it to him even unto death, if God grant it to me."

from The Confession of St. Patrick


PaperSmyth said...

So, how was the day, then?

I'm glad you've discovered the CCEL, too. I use there resources quite a bit myself. Such a variety of "goodies!"

St. Patrick, pray for us.

K T Cat said...

Wonderful post. I hadn't realized that St. Patrick was an author as well.