HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY!!!!! What do the leaves symbolize? See Four-leaf Clover Poem One leaf is for FAITH... The second for HOPE... The third for LOVE... And the fourth for LUCK! In Irish tradition the Shamrock or Three-leaf Clover represents the Holy Trinity: one leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit. When a Shamrock is found with the fourth leaf, it represents God's Grace.
ENJOYING LIFE Murphy was 77 years old and had worked 80 hours a week all his life and never had a holiday. His children were all married and his wife had died. He decided to enjoy life. He had a face lift, got a new expensive toupee, bought ten new suits and a brand new car. One evening he got all dressed up in a new suit, new tie, put on his toupee, and got into his new car and drove off towards Dublin. He was only gone a mile when he was killed in an accident. On arrival in heaven, he walked over to St. Peter and said, "What's going on here? All my life I worked hard, and finally, when I had everything in place to enjoy myself, I was killed. Why? Why did you let it happen?"St. Peter ducked his head in embarrassment and said, "Well, to tell you the truth I didn't recognize you." ------------------------------------------------------- Some things we may not know: St Patrick’s name was Maewyn Succat. He was an uneducated sheep herder, born in Britain and a Roman citizen. He did not chase snakes away from Ireland. He chased away paganism, although some Christians did live in Ireland already. He was not born and die the same day March 17th. HE died March 17. On this day Pilgrims climb barefoot up Mount Croagh Patrick, some 2,500 feet. The four leaf clover represents St Patties Cross.