Monday, March 18, 2013

Patrick - Irish Artz

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.

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