I so love St. Patrick's Day. A day of celebration, laughter and reflection on faith. The Irish are such a spiritual group - whether you are Catholic, Protestant or a Druid. The passion for our faith is strong and we see this faith in so much that we look at. Our conversion to Christianity is an exciting tale that leads us to the current legends of St. Patrick and shamrocks. Many believe that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a way of explaining the Holy Trinity. True or not, the shamrock has become the un-official symbol for Irish folks and of the Irish Catholic faith. Take a look at St. Patrick's cathedral (one of my favorite places in NY.) Within the Gothic styled architecture you'll see several 3 "leafed" images.
So either before or after you begin your Guinness fest, take a moment to reflect and remember the mystery and legends of our people and our faith. We have such a wonderful history and today is our day to dance a jig to celebrate it.
Slainte my dear friends!
Best wishes and high Irish hopes to you all,
Jennie and the temporarily green Pekes