Since St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away, now is a good time order St. Patrick’s Day cards. St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, is one of the most widely known saints. After being ordained as a bishop, Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many and building churches. He supposedly used the 3-leaf shamrock, which grows all over Ireland, to explain the Christian concept of the Holy Trinity, and legend credits him with creating the Celtic cross. This Printery House card (CA8197) features a painting of St. Patrick by a monk of Conception Abbey and appears there in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. This prayer is on the inside left of this card:
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us, Christ be over all!
May Your Salvation, Lord, Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore.