Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Saint Patrick Baptising. St. Patrick’s Slavery

Similar to the Irish people, St. Patrick moved from slavery to slavery. Looking at the life of today’s celebrated saint, we see three modes of slavery which are emblematic of the people he helped save. St. Patrick and his flock have been slaves to humans, sin, and Christ. The life of Patrick shows us the healing and freeing power of grace which removed... [Read more...]

Whence cometh the snakes?

“We always get a bump in calls around Paddy’s Day,” said Gillian Bird, the education officer at Dublin’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals, in an interview with Amy Chozick of the New York Times.  The spring weather, heralded by the festivities of March 17th, lures reptiles and even snakes from their darkened hiding places.... [Read more...]