Category: St. Patrick
In the autumn of 2013, I found myself standing alongside the grave of St. Patrick. Yes, the St. Patrick whose name is invoked every March 17th over tables laden with corned beef, cabbage, and endless pints of Guinness (I’m an Irish whiskey man, myself). His remains are upriver from Strangford Lough, where my own Scot-Irish […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here are a few words about Patrick I have written over the years: https://ronniemcbrayer.org/2018/03/17/reclaiming-celtic-christianity/ https://ronniemcbrayer.org/2014/03/17/the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it/ Cheers!
Some twenty miles south of Belfast, Northern Ireland, is the Ulster village of Downpatrick. It has 10,000 residents, two dozen pubs (a number of which I have had the pleasure of chugging a few pints), and one massive, glorious church: Down Cathedral. Built on a holy hill once used by the druids, transformed into a […]