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Bridget Green is a lifelong Catholic, and a native of New Jersey. She lives a big life in a small apartment with her husband and their five children. When not homemaking, homeschooling, folding laundry or fixing dinner, she writes about all of it on her blog, Life at Le. Rheims.
March 17th, 2012
Why we celebrate a Saint with song and drink

It’s March. The air is getting slightly less frigid, the wind is blowing, the snow is (God willing) starting to melt. This can only mean one thing: it’s time to start rocking the green and drinking the beer. In other words, it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re Irish and Catholic or anything else imaginable, March 17 is a day of revelry and fun, where everyone takes part in the traditional celebratory green beer and expects kisses simply for being “Irish” (even when they’re not). All this revelry is understandable in celebration of such a wonderful saint, but the question has to be asked: Why do we celebrate a man of God with excessive drinking, songs, and the color green? It might…

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