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St. Patty's Day NO BUMP

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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 It's MARCH...that means it's St. PATTY'S DAY soon!!!!

Post St. Patty's day pics, stories, thoughts, ideas :) 



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Kaelansmom
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:43 PM


Kaelansmom
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I think I am going to get temporary green dye for my kiddo's hair

Kaelansmom
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM


ecagle
by Kegel on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM

 History of St. Patrick:

Feastday: March 17
Patron of Ireland
b. 387 d.461

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints.

Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461.

Along with St. Nicholas and St. Valentine, the secular world shares our love of these saints. This is also a day when everyone's Irish.

There are many legends and stories of St. Patrick, but this is his story.

Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.

As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him.

During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote

"The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same." "I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain."

  Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britian, where he reunited with his family.

  He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him "We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more."

 He began his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years.

 Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived in Ireland March 25, 433, at Slane. One legend says that he met a chieftain of one of the tribes, who tried to kill Patrick. Patrick converted Dichu (the chieftain) after he was unable to move his arm until he became friendly to Patrick.

  Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity when hearing Patrick's message.

  Patrick by now had many disciples, among them Beningnus, Auxilius, Iserninus, and Fiaac, (all later canonized as well).

 Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461.

  He died at Saul, where he had built the first church.

 Why a shamrock?

Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, and has been associated with him and the Irish since that time.

  In His Footsteps:

Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose love and total devotion to and trust in God should be a shining example to each of us. He feared nothing, not even death, so complete was his trust in God, and of the importance of his mission.  

 

Taken from here: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89 

dustinsmom1
by JENN on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM

 Pub crawl!!

Kaelansmom
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:46 PM


Kaelansmom
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:47 PM


ecagle
by Kegel on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:47 PM

 

ecagle
by Kegel on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:48 PM

 Beef and Guiness Stew

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds stewing beef
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/4 cups Guinness
  • 2 cups largely diced carrots
  • Sprig of fresh thyme
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

Trim the meat of any fat or gristle, and cut into 2-inch cubes. Toss beef with 1 tablespoon of the oil. In a small bowl, season the flour with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Toss meat with seasoned flour.

 

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over high heat. Brown the meat on all sides. Reduce the heat, add the onions, crushed garlic and tomato puree to the skillet, cover, and cook gently for 5 minutes. Transfer the contents of the skillet to a casserole and pour half of the Guinness into the skillet. Bring Guinness to a boil and stir to dissolve the caramelized meat juices on the pan. Pour over the meat, along with the remaining Guinness. Add the carrots and thyme. Stir and adjust seasonings. Cover the casserole and simmer over low heat, or in a 300 degree F oven until the meat is tender, 2 to 3 hours.

 

Garnish the beef with parsley and serve.

 

 

 

ecagle
by Kegel on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:49 PM

 

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