Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Today is the day to honor the patron saint of Ireland. There will be festivals, parades, and flowing green beer. However, VUI offers a very brief take on the man the holiday is about.
St. Patrick was a Roman-British born cleric who went to Ireland and became legend for banishing snakes from the Emerald Isle. Beyond the legend, historians seem to agree that St. Patrick was a major figure who refused gifts from kings and the wealthy and did things as he saw right, whatever the consequences. St. Patrick was at times beaten, robbed, and imprisoned. He was unafraid to speak truth to power and act accordingly. He seemed like a guy VUI would give a guest post to.
So, here’s to St. Patrick. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.