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This St. Patrick’s Day, we must not just reflect on Irish culture, but the need to trust God for everything, letting His love inspire us to live for others.

By Thomas Griffin, The Federalist, March 15, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day often comes and goes quickly with the usual highlights of shamrock lights, pints of Guinness, and parades, staples of celebrating this saint who helped convert Ireland to Christianity more than 1,500 years ago. What often escapes notice, however, is the radical nature of Patrick’s life.

So, who is the man behind the holiday? In answering that question, a rediscovery of both St. Patrick’s words and the facts of his life can be used as fuel for renewing our culture and our nation.

St. Patrick was originally born in Britain towards the end of the 4th century but was later held captive by pirates and taken to Ireland, where he was enslaved for over six years. …

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