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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Irish Times has reported the discovery of a “Dear Santa” letter, written in 1911 and hidden in a chimney by it’s writers, two children living in Dublin, Ireland. One must wonder, did the children find what they wished for under the tree the next morning? Of course, the writer of the article assumes that […]
It has been reported that someone has been decapitating red deer and leaving their carcasses behind Neark Killarney. In the most recent case, the head was left nearby the body. It is speculated that they are being killed so that their heads can be sold as wall trophies. Shameful.
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Get a matching night cap for FREE with a purchase of a warm, soft winter flannel pajama set. That’s an $18.00 value. The pajamas are sized and tailored as unisex, so you may order either for a man or a woman at this link: flannel pajamas Pajamas are of a double-brushed, ultra soft flannelette and […]