Monday, March 10, 2014

Our next meeting 17 March ~ St. Patrick’s Day

 

Hello Ladies ~ Here we are one week from getting together again and I am looking forward to seeing you all.

There are lots of fun things planned for this meeting.  Be sure to wear a bit of green and if you know a widow, invite her to come along.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Please come a little early to get checked in.  Luncheon is afterwards and is $12.50 per person.

I did a little research on St. Patrick and here is a little info gathered from Wikipedia:

Little is known of Patrick's early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave.

According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.

According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.

In 432, he again said that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to Christianise the Irish from their native polytheism.

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See you Monday, God willing.  Bring a smile, an open heart and mind, and love to share with others.

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May you see God’s light on the path ahead

When the road you walk is dark.

May you always hear,

Even in your hour of sorrow,

The gentle singing of the lark.

When times are hard may hardness

Never turn your heart to stone,

May you always remember

when the shadows fall—

You do not walk alone.

Irish Blessing

 

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