March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. So this week we will take a look at some art by Irish Artists named Patrick in honor of this patron Saint of Ireland. But first….
o Patrick spent 6 years as a slave to Chief Milchu in Dalriada Ireland. He tended the chief’s flocks.
o Patrick became fluent in the native Celtic Tongue.
o He escaped.
o He was chosen to go to Britain with Germain to undue the teachings of Pelagius (remember from the movie of 2004 King Arthur with Clive Owen he was a follower of Pelagius).
o Patrick died March 17 AD 460
o Patrick means Patrician, Noble
o Legend says he taught the doctrine of the Holy Trinity using a shamrock.
o The absence of snakes in Ireland gave rise to the legend St. Patrick banished them all to the sea after they attacked him during a 40 day fast.
Enjoy the art of each Patrick this week.