|Chaplet of St. Patrick[Picture of Chaplet coming soon]|
Beautiful Chaplet of St. Patrick. This chaplet is made using 3 groups of 4 each 8mm Emerald AB Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver Crucifix and Sterling Silver medal of St. Patrick (Pictured). Comes complete with a St. patrick Prayer card and Short history of St. Patrick.
|HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK ~ St. Patrick's birthplace was probably Roman Britain - most likely Wales, but perhaps Scotland or France. Patrick was about sixteen years old when he was abducted and enslaved by Irish marauders, under their leader, Niall of the Nine Hostages. He worked as a shepherd on the slopes of Slemish Mountain in Country Antrim. During this time he prayed to the Christian God while captive in a pagan land.After six years an angel came to him in a dream, prompting him to escape and seek out his homeland. After traveling for more than 200 miles by foot, he was eventually given passage on a boat traveling across the Irish Sea. His first destination was Britain, but he soon settled in France.|
Patrick spent twenty years of his life as a monk in Marmoutier Abbey. There he again received a celestial visitation, this time calling him to return to the land where he has been enslaved, though now with a mission as a priest and converter. Patrick was called to Rome in 432 whereupon Pope Celestine bequeathed the honour of Bishop upon him before he left on his holy mission.Patrick and 24 of his followers arrived in Ireland in the winter of 432. In the Spring, Patrick decided to confront the high King of Tara, the most powerful King in Ireland. Patrick knew that if he had the King’s support he would be free to take God's message to the people of Ireland.
Patrick and his followers were invited to Tara by the King of Laoghaire. While he was there he plucked a shamrock from the ground and tried to explain the to the druids and the King that the shamrock had three leaves just like God had three personas - The Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost. This was called the Trinity.The King was very impressed and chose to accept Christianity. He also gave Patrick the freedom to spread Christianity throughout Ireland.St. Patrick is also known to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. However, the snakes were at that time a symbol of Paganism, and it was the Pagans that were driven out.Patrick is thought to have died sometime between 463AB and 493AD. There is a dispute as to his place of burial; the site with the strongest claim seems to be Down Cathedral, where a large slab of rock on which the word Patric is inscribed protects "the grave" of St Patrick.
METHOD OF PRAYING CHAPLET OF SAINT PATRICK
On the Crucifix Recite: "The Apostle's Creed"
On Each of the Twelve Green Beads Receite: "The Glory Be"
On the St. Patrick Medal Recite:
NOVENA TO ST. PATRICK ~ O Great Apostle of Ireland, and Patron of our people, so many are indebted to you for the great treasure of our faith. Receive our fervent thanks for the zeal and charity that has been an invaluable source of blessings to so many of our brothers and sisters. We ask your intercession for (here mention your intentions); asking you to submit all our temporal and spiritual needs to God. We pray great St. Patrick, that we always be devoted and loyal; our thoughts be of Jesus; our hearts be His shrine, so that when our life's path has been trod, we may be found worthy of eternal salvation. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.
PRAYER OF ST. PATRICK ~ Christ be beside me, Christ be before me, Christ be behind me, King of my heart. Christ be within me, Christ be below me, Christ be above me, never to part. Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand, Christ all around me, shield in the strife. Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting, Christ in my rising, light of my life. Christ be in all hearts thinking about me; Christ be on all tongues telling of me; Christ be the vision in eyes that see me; in ears that hear me, Christ ever be.
If you are praying a novena to St. Patrick, this novena is recited daily for nine consecutive days.