Skip to main content

St. Patrick's Day Challenge

What are the things that make this day special to you? Do you have a special recipe, poem, or prayer that you've composed? The best submission in each category will be shared with our social community on Facebook. Good luck!

St. Patrick's Day Challenge

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

1 - 13 of 13 St. Patrick's Day Challenge

  1. Jeffrey Craven
    2 years ago

    The drinking and the related rowdy behavior would not be looked on with love and blessings by St. Patrick since it is more fitting for the pagans and their Druids. Satan appears to have wormed his way into the remembrance & celebration of the life and memory of a most earnest and one of the of humblest followers of our Lord and Savior. Let's put Lord Jesus first and then the celebration of the life of St. Patrick as one of His most loyal followers on Saint Patrick's Day. Does anyone think St. Patrick would want us to celebrate his memory with drunkiness and other heathen behavior?

  2. Marie
    2 years ago

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    In memory of my Aunt whose body returning home to Ireland on St Patricks's day to be buried. Wish I could be there x
    Beannacht De Anna

  3. philip
    2 years ago

    A man meet and path;
    not by death, but according to our creator,
    To promotes us to the next level.
    St Patrick, we shall all meet in peace.

  4. Marjore Rosella Mata Rodarte
    2 years ago

    Although I am Costa Rican, and my husband is American of Mexican and Native American descent, we share our Catholic faith with so many Irish people in the parishes we have moved thru in our lives, that we feel we are "Irish at Heart" also! two years ago we were blessed to move to Arroyo Grande, and be part of St. Patricks catholic Church here, and we have a great St Pat's Day Dinner shared by the whole parish at our parish hall with all the best corn beef, cabbage, potatoes and Irish beer in the land! We are so blessed to have our catholic traditions always mixed in with the best of food! the LORD is faithful in providing it all! "May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back and until we meet again, May God hold you in the Palm of HIS hand." Irish Blessing ...in Spanish "Que el camino se levante a saludarte, que el viento siempre pegue en tu espalda, y hasta que nos volvamos a ver, que El Senor te guarde en la Palma de Sus Manos."

  5. Terry McGrath
    2 years ago

    May the Irish that's in all of our hearts pour forth and help make someone's day a better, happier day.

  6. Stacey B
    2 years ago

    What makes this day special for me for one is Saint Patrick and what his story is for all Christians ( Catholics ) .
    I love the symbolisms of the Irish , and their meanings
    I love making Irish soda bread and drinking tea and making it for my family as a tradition for Saint Patricks day along with corned beef and cabbage and I like to wear green
    I enjoy going to Mass to honor this special day
    I love listening to the music that is celtic , or the whistles of Ireland that make my heart feel so home and down to earth and of course the bag pipes artists , they still make my eyes water especially at parades and seeing the native garments , so beautiful
    I love watching and or seeing the lands of Ireland from movies or the PBS specials showing Ireland and the castles , the ocean , fishing .. mmm mmm
    I love the prayers of Saint Patrick ,
    I love the accents spoken from Ireland
    Every poem I have read I loved , what is there not to like about this special holy day ,
    God bless to all and may the sun rise up to greet you and kiss your face
    S.B

  7. Rachel Barrera
    2 years ago

    I have written many poems and have a copyright on them. I would like to share the following one with you.

    Gift from Above

    The greatest gift of all is love,
    sent to us from above.
    Love, Faith and Happiness are one in the same.
    Painting a picture of tranquility ready to frame.
    The greatest sentiment you can have,
    Is and will always be.
    The love within you for all to see.

  8. Friday sunday
    2 years ago

    May god change boko haram

  9. Geri Anderson
    2 years ago

    We were blessed with the birth of a daughter, JoElle Colleen, on this wonderful day in 1968. I always made Barm Brack for her birthday breakfast.
    Ingredients: 3 1/2 C. flour pinch of salt
    1/4 C sugar 1 t. cinnamon
    1/2 t. grated nutmeg 1 t. ground allspice
    Sift above ingred. together
    Dissolve 1 package of dry yeast in 1 C warm milk. Add 1/4 C melted butter and 2 beaten eggs. Mix well and then stir in dry ingredients. Fold in 1 pound of raisins and 2 t. lemon and orange zest or 1/4 C mixed peel. Turn into a buttered 8" cake tin and cover with a cloth. Let rise an hour or until doubled in size. Brush top with beaten egg. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Watch it and if it begins to get too brown tent with foil. Slice in 3/4" slices and slather with butter.

  10. Kathy Tierney
    2 years ago

    My husband and I have a special devotion to St. Patrick. Through our exploration of the history and heritage of my "other" country (in my twenties I learned that I am an Irish citizen through my father) we found our way home to the Catholic Church. You see, when an Evangelical protestant pastor and his wife begin to study Irish history, they soon find themselves studying Church history. Of course, that leads to the Church Fathers...and that leads straight into an RCIA program. Like our grandparents, my husband and I are now "Irish Catholics"...funny how that worked out!

    My family in Ireland cooks like Americans! But we still enjoy this quick Irish lunch favorite:

    Mix one can of chicken breast with one half can of corn. Stir in mayonnaise as you would for tuna sandwiches. Spread on bread and enjoy your "Chicken and Corn" sandwich.

  11. Omale joseph
    2 years ago

    Oh lord our God, we ask u not to abandone us to our strength for we are weak, nor our wisdom for we are foolish, not even our knowledge for we dont much. But in all things, we seek ur guidance that it may be well with us

  12. Petronella Cross
    2 years ago

    Father you call me by name that i may wake up to you oou.(singing) x 3 before you get out of bed every morning

  13. Darwin
    2 years ago

    Does the Catholic church recognize St. Patrick as a Saint?

Browse Saints by Alphabet

Search Saints:


Patron Saints by Alphabet


Browse Saints by Category


Saint of the Day: St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians. Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed ... continue reading



Saint Calendar
Saint Feast Days
Saint Fun Facts

St. Brigid of Ireland

St. Brigid of Ireland

Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. According to legend, her father was Dubhthach, an Irish chieftain of Lienster, and her mother, Brocca, was a slave at his court. Even as a young girl she evinced an interest for a religious life and took the ... continue reading


Saint Feast Days by Month


St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been ... continue reading



What's New

What's New in Saints

Catholic Online has updated its Saints page with thousands of new entries and updates! An ideal place to find everything you want to know about the saints. Whether you have a special devotion, an academic interest, or even just casual curiosity, this page is all you need.


The blessed Cyprian suffered martyrdom on 14 September, under the emperors Valerian and Gallienus, but in the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory for ever. Amen.
Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs

God and his angels look down upon us; Christ, who looks on as we do battle in the contest of faith. What great dignity and glory are ... continue reading

Saint Clare Shows Us How The Path of Simplicity Can Lead To A Greater Love for Christ

We learn from St. Clare both the importance of giving one's life to Christ as well as the sublime, eternal rewards of doing so. When we ... continue reading



Find Saints

Catholic Online offers the largest searchable database of Catholic Saints on the internet.

Browse Saints
by Alphabet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Patron Saints
by Alphabet
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Job 9:1-12, 14-16
Job spoke next. He said: Indeed, I know it is as you say: how ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 88:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Do you work wonders for the dead, can shadows rise up to praise ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 9:57-62
As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 1 Saint of the Day

St. Therese of Lisieux
October 1: Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called ... Read More