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Graceful Rosaries

Center, St Patrick with Snakes

Center, St Patrick with Snakes

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This lovely vintage styled Rosary Center depicts St. Patrick, with Snakes.   It is 7/8" tall

The is a quality medal reproduced by artisans in the USA using a mold made from an original antique piece.  This produces the beautiful detail and preserves the unique character of the original.

History of St Patrick:

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and his feast day is celebrated on March 17th every year. He is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century and is also credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland.

Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. His family was Christian, and his father was a deacon in the Church. When he was 16 years old, Patrick was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. He worked as a shepherd for six years and during this time, he developed a deep Christian faith.

Patrick escaped from slavery and returned to Britain, where he studied Christianity and became a priest. He had a vision of returning to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity, and he was ordained as a bishop for this purpose.

Patrick arrived in Ireland in 432 AD and began his mission to spread Christianity throughout the country. He used the shamrock, a three-leafed plant, to explain the Christian concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish people. He also established monasteries and churches throughout the country.

Legend has it that Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, some people think this is just a metaphor for his efforts to eliminate pagan practices and beliefs, however, it is worth noting there are no snakes native to Ireland to this day. His work as a missionary was successful, and he is credited with converting the majority of the Irish people to Christianity.

Saint Patrick died on March 17th, 461 AD, and this date is now celebrated as Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland and around the world.

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