It's St. Patrick’s Day. I always look forward to this celebration to refresh my memory about the wonderful patron saint of Ireland. By the time you read this, St. Patrick’s Day will have come and gone as well as our green apparel, talk of shamrocks and the occasional green beer. But to prepare you for next year, I would like to tell you 5 interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day and/or its namesake.
           1. St. Patrick was born in Britain around the year AD 390 to Roman parents but Irish raiders attacked his family’s estate and took Patrick prisoner, transported him to Ireland and sold him to a Celtic priest as a slave.
           2. Patrick later escaped back to Britain but decided to return to Ireland as a missionary.
           3. Later Patrick used the shamrock to preach about the Holy Trinity. He explained how just like the 3 leaves of the shamrock, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could be separate entities, yet they are one in the same.
           4. Your odds of finding a 4 leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.
           5. St. Patrick did not drive the snakes out of Ireland because they probably never inhabited the the Emerald Isle in the first place. There never was any fossil record of snakes in Ireland and it was too cold to host reptiles during the Ice Age. That being said,

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