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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

St. Patrick Notes

Someone asked me for a brief run through of the Saint Patrick poem.

stanza 1 and 2
a description of our Irish ancestors emigration to North America.

stanza 3
in ancient philosophy there was a tradition of Platonism which continued into the Early Church: the Truth was in the heavenly and unchanging realms far above the earth.

stanza 4
but the ancients of Ireland lived far below the eternal truths and were pagan until Patrick came.

stanza 5
celebration of the gifts of Ireland to the world.

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