St Patrick’s Day and Leprechauns

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I couldn’t let March 17th go by without a nod to St. Patrick. He was a saint who lived around the year 385 in Scotland. He was captured by the Irish and enslaved for 6 years when he escaped and went back home. He had a dream that the Irish people were calling him to return and minister among them so he became a priest and a bishop and returned to Ireland and ministered there until his death around 461. He built many churches and was a humble man. He died March 17th and that is how St. Patrick’s Day came to be.
Oh, one more thing…he used a shamrock to describe the Trinity –Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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Now for the fun stuff. A Leprechaun is an Irish fairy who enjoys pulling pranks and hides his gold at the end of the rainbow.
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My granddaughter always makes leprechaun traps and she made one yesterday and almost caught a leprechaun but in the process the trap was destroyed. I told her better luck next year!
If you want a true experience with catching leprechauns, this girl has gone to the extreme in creating a page that tells all about it. It also shows several leprechaun traps from school kids.  She has lots of leprechaun trivia, too.  Check it out.
How to Trap a Leprechaun
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!! Love ya!
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