Shamrocks? 4-Leaf Clovers? There is a Difference!

According to St. Patrick’s Day lore, Patrick used the “three” leaves of a shamrock to explain the holy trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Today, St. Patrick’s Day revelers wear a shamrock out of tradition; the people of Ireland, here in the U.S and “across the pond,” wear an authentic shamrock for…

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The Spirit of Life? You decide!

The American Indians called it “Firewater” the French, “Espirit” the spirit of life. Latin’s “Spiritus” to breathe, a slow breath, Irish Whiskey uisce beatha (“Water of Life” in Gaelic) prononced Ish Ka Ba Ha… Alchemists regarded distillation as extracting the spirit of the substance, in the sense of the essence. Since it came out as invisible…

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Saint David and the Leeks!

“David was alive in the 6th century in Wales and was a bishop there. He evangelised and set up places in Cornwall, Brittany and sent others there, plus Ireland to hear the word of God. He has been the patron saint of Wales for quite a few centuries, date unknown, and his day is still…

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