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Patron Saint

Another Way To Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day

Craig Considine | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Amid the fanfare and elation on this Saint Patrick's Day, we would be wise to honor the patron saint of Ireland by also adhering to his moral teachings and by personifying his exemplary character.

Seaside Adventures In Stunning Wales

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

After being fitted for wetsuits, personal flotation devices and helmets, we walk down a dirt path to the ocean. "Everyone ready?" the guide asks. "Just remember to stay on the barnacles. The rocks are slippery but the barnacles are your friends." I tighten the shoelaces on my sneakers and follow the others down the slippery rocks.

What The Fire Spared: On Mary And Motherhood

Martha Lyles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Martha Lyles

The sight was horrifying. The house had burned to the ground. A shell of the southern wall remained, but beyond that, everything had been reduced to piles of ashes and clumps of bricks.

Who Was The Real Saint Patrick?

Greg Tobin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Tobin

It is no accident that Patrick's stark admission of humility comes in the first sentence of his life story. He believed his own position was lowly and unworthy -- despite his epic successes.

800-Year-Old Heart Stolen From Dublin Cathedral

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion

DUBLIN -- Somewhere in Ireland, a burglar has the heart of a saint. Officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin said Sunday they're distraught and...

PHOTOS: March 1 Means Welsh Pride

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The two opposing uniforms were so similar that St. David commanded his soldiers to wear a leek on their helmets. Since then, the leek has been a symbol of Wales.

PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mestizo Symbolism Behind Latin America's Most Venerated Saint

The Huffington Post | Andrea Long-Chavez | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

From Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, from Antigua, Guatemala, to Manila, Philippines, the image of the dark-skinned patron saint of the Americas is ven...

Saint Patrick and the Snakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Weigant

By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.