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The Confessio of Saint Patrick

1 I, Patrick, a sinner, a most simple countryman, the least of all the faithful and most contemptible to many, had for father the deacon Calpurnius, son of the late Potitus, a priest, of the settlement [vicus] of Bannavem Taburniae; he had a small villa nearby where I was taken captive. I was at that […]

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History of St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrating the anniversary of a saint’s death has always been a Christian custom.  Often these were also known as “feast days”. The Feast of St. Patrick has been celebrated in Ireland since the middle ages. St. Patrick is said to have died on March 17th, which falls during the Christian fasting season of Lent. But […]

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Who Was St. Patrick

As with any historical figure, it can be difficult to separate facts from myth or legend. This is true for those who lived much more recently that St Patrick, but even more so for those who lived in his time. And once we separate what is clearly myth (like the story that St. Patrick drove […]

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Our Common Threads Writing Competition – Win a $50 Voucher

We’re looking for Creative Writing Submissions One First Prize: a $50 Voucher toward the purchase of anything on pogapparel.com Two 2nd Prizes: a $20 Voucher toward the purchase of anything on pogapparel.com All cultures have a rich clothing heritage. Weaving and sewing are common and time-honored practices across the globe. It is no wonder that […]

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