March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is a religious holiday that has spread into the popular culture – just like the Catholic Irish people have spread throughout our population. More than one in ten Americans are Irish.
Regardless of who your ancestors are, the saints are patrons to us all – related through the One Body in Christ. If you don’t have a drop of Irish blood, don’t let that stop you from joining in the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. After all, St. Patrick was not Irish either. He was born in 387 in Britain, which was controlled by Rome at the time.