Facts On Saint Patrick
As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.
Legend has it that he used the native shamrock as a symbol of the holy trinity when preaching and brought the Latin alphabet to Ireland.
Miracles attributed to him include the driving of serpents out of Ireland.
Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock.
Check out the Irish fun Sunday in downtown Flint.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!