Donald R. McClarey

The Birthday of Saint Patrick

  In a vision of the night, I saw a man whose name was Victoricus coming as it from Ireland with innumerable letters, and he gave me one of them, and I read the beginning of the letter: “The Voice

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies

It wouldn’t be Saint Patrick’s Day without Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies, courtesy of The Lutheran Satire.  And an added bonus:

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Donald R. McClarey

George Washington Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day

Throughout his life George Washington had a great deal of sympathy for the struggles of the Irish against their English rulers, seeing in those struggles a mirror for the American fight for independence.  Irish immigrants to America, Protestant and Catholic, were

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Saint Patrick and the Nations Plunging in the Night

When Caesar’s sun fell out of the sky And whoso hearkened right Could only hear the plunging Of the nations in the night. GK Chesterton, Ballad of the White Horse It is easy to lose sight of the historical Saint

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George Washington Parke Custis, God Bless Him!

George Washington Parke Custis is chiefly remembered as being the adopted son of George Washington and the father in law of Robert E. Lee, and that is rather a shame.  In many ways he was a fascinating individual and deserves

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Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies: Updated

From those wickedly funny folks at The Lutheran Satire.  On Saint Patrick’s Day it is good to recall this from his confession of faith: For there is no other God, nor ever was before, nor shall be hereafter, but God

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Land of Saints

  Something for the weekend.  In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day a video honoring a few of the Saints who have ennobled the history of the Emerald Isle.  At their head stands Saint Patrick who brought the Cross to Ireland:

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George Washington Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day

  Throughout his life George Washington had a great deal of sympathy for the struggles of the Irish against their English rulers, seeing in those struggles a mirror for the American fight for independence.  Irish immigrants to America, Protestant and Catholic,

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