Romans 10:15 “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Saint Patrick, the one who is credited with evangelizing much of Ireland, is considered the patron saint of Ireland and thought to have lived from around 340 AD to around 400 AD. According to the legend, he drove all of the snakes from Ireland, after being attacked by some during a 40 day fast. Saint Patrick is associated with the shamrock because it is said that he used the shamrock to explain the doctrine of the Trinity, three divine persons in one God, as seen in the three leaves composing one shamrock. The Singleton sculpture shows Saint Patrick with a halo of piety around his head that leans heaven-ward to God. The right hand of the saint is on his heart with his other hand holding a staff. On the waist of Saint Patrick is what is called ‘The Bell of Testament’; it is an ancient holy relic that he was buried with. Today the bell is enshrined and is one of Ireland’s national treasures. March 17th, the traditional date of his death, is celebrated on Saint Patrick’s Day all over the world.