This is really the only thing our family celebrates about St. Patrick's Day-shamrocks. The kids know that a guy named Patrick tried to spread the Good News by way of the shamrock. Here's the official story.
"One of the stories concerning St. Patrick which is often judged authentic, probably because of its simplicity and basis in human ingenuity, is the tale of the shamrock and the Trinity. The doctrine of Three Gods in One, each separate and distinct, yet each totally God, is claimed by Christians to be a mystery and is accepted on faith. In trying to teach his converts about the Trinity, St. Patrick held up a shamrock explaining that the three leaves represented the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, while the stem was the Godhead itself from which they proceeded. This is said to be the origin of the use of the Shamrock which is customarily worn on St. Patrick's Day."
Of course, green shamrock pancakes are the only way to go this morning! What better way to tell others- by talking about the strange breakfast you ate!
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