On St. Patrick's Day, most people think of corned beef and parades, but not the day's namesake. In fact, St. Patrick is widely regarded as one of the first missionaries to spread the word of God outside of the Roman civilizations. He is often associated with the birth of Catholicism in Ireland.
Throughout the world, many people will wear green to celebrate the day, but what do you know about St. Patrick?
Take a short quiz to find out:
- St. Patrick is the patron saint of what?
- True or False: St. Patrick is Irish.
- St. Patrick was taken as a slave in his mid-teens and was forced to work as what?
- The shamrock is now a universal sign of St. Patrick's Day. How did St. Patrick use the shamrock in his ministry?
- What is the name of St. Patrick's writing confessing his faith in God?
St. Patrick Did You Know?
St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York is the seat of the Archdiocese of New York.
Sources: http://www.americancatholic.org/features/saints/saint.aspx?id=1325; http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89