St. Patrick’s Day is more about being green— it’s about celebrating our values

March 16, 2015 4:49 PM

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St. Patrick’s Day is more about being green— it’s about celebrating our values

Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across America have turned into a feast of excessive beer consumption and wearing green. While it can be a time where families come together and celebrate this annual ritual, I think we have also forgotten that we’re celebrating a man— the patron saint of Ireland — St. Patrick.

After all, this great feast should also include some understanding of who St. Patrick was. Here’s just a brief history: He was born in Scotland around 385, captured at age of 14 and taken as a slave to Ireland, which at that time was ruled by Pagans. Throughout his teenage years in captivity, it was...

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