Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Feast of St Patrick

Today is the feast of St Patrick, and therefore we wish a happy feast day to all our Irish blog readers and all who share the saint's name (not least our own Bishop!). The picture here does not show one of Erin's green valleys - instead it is a picture from West Cumbria, in our own Diocese of Lancaster. While there is little certainty about Patrick's life it is clear that he was born in Britain; some say he lived in Cumbria and was taken to Ireland from there. Perhaps our Diocese has a special connection with this great missionary bishop and saint, whose feast is celebrated by so many around the world.