Today is St Patrick’s Day, after the 5th century Christian bishop and missionary who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.
Here is an ancient prayer for the day:
O God, by whose providence the blessed Patrick was chosen to be the apostle of the Irish; that thus the people of Hibernia, who had gone astray in darkness and in the errors of the Gentiles, might be made children of the Most High by the laver of regeneration: Grant, we beseech thee, that by his intercession, we may hasten without delay to the paths of justice. Through Christ our Lord – Amen.
– From the Breviary of Armagh.
Well, you know what they say… Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day.