March 12 Gathering: St. Patrick: The Man, the Myth, the Legend


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Next weekend we’ll all be wearing shamrocks, eating corned beef & cabbage, and drinking green beer as we celebrate one of our most popular holidays: St. Patrick’s Day.

But how much do we really know about the man for whom The Feast of St. Patrick was originally dedicated? Do we know, for instance, that Patrick was not Irish, but was captured from his home in Britain as a teenager and enslaved by Irish druids before escaping and returning home, where he received a vision to return to Ireland as a missionary? Or, that the legend of Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland is simply one myth to explain why Ireland has no snakes?

This week at New Wineskins we’ll talk more about the man behind the myths, and what his ministry to the ancient Celts still means to us in our time. And we may even raise a glass in his honor!

Join us this Sunday, March 12 in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company as we dig into the story of St. Patrick in preparation for his upcoming feast day!

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm

Conversation Begins: 7:00pm

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