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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Contemplate saint’s life, consider questions

By Judi Neal Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 17, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

Today, March 17, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Patrick is considered the founder of Christianity in Ireland and is venerated as its patron saint. He was born in Britain in the fifth century, was captured by Irish pirates when he was 16 years old and taken to Ireland as a slave. Before being captured, he had no interest in God, but in captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He worked as a shepherd and that quiet time in nature must have been conducive to his spiritual development.

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