Feast Day: 17 March

Patronage: Patron Saint of Ireland, Patron Saint of Nigeria

St Patrick, as you may know is the patron saint of Ireland. He brought Christianity to Ireland, turning the country into the island of Saints & Scholars!  

Saint Patrick was born in England, and when he was young he was captured by Irish raiders who took him to Ireland as a slave. After years in captivity, Saint Patrick escaped and returned to England and became a priest.

He travelled back to Ireland as a missionary so he could teach the people about God. Saint Patrick explained the Trinity using a shamrock – a plant native to Ireland.  He said that the shamrock has three leaves, but it is still one plant. In the same way, God is three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—but still one God.