BC: Life is not about how many breathes you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.
FC: Saint | Patrick | Born | 387 AD
1: Parents: | Died: 4/17 (Also Feast Day) | Calpurnius and Conchessa. | Born in the year 387
2: 391 C.E: Christianity become official religion of Rome. | 410 C.E: Alaric of the Visigoths sack Rome | 422 C.E: Coliseum damaged by earthquake | 455 C.E: Vandals sack Rome | 450 C.E: Angels and Saxons settle Britain
3: Dear Mom, I'm having fun on the ship! I've finally gotten around to writing to you after being on this ship for a year or two. I barely remember your name, it has been that long. I just wanted to let you know I love you, and will hopefully see you again one day! Love, Pat | Dear Dad, Refer to Mom's letter and replace Mom with Dad, love you! Love, Pat
4: Date: Unknown Kidnapped. He was kidnapped by "pirates" and was brought all over the world, he eventually arrived in Ireland. | Date: Unknown Ireland. At an unknown time, he arrived in Ireland, and was told by God to spread the word (and escape) so he did both, and spread Catholicism to Ireland | Date: Also Unknown SNAKES! Snakes were a BIG problem in Ireland, and many wanted them to go away (some also wanted Patrick to perform a miracle) so he drove the snakes out of Ireland. The snakes still aren't there today.
5: I just got picked up and put unto this ship a mere minutes ago, and I fear for my life. I may never be able to see my parents again. These pirates have stolen me away, probably for me to become a slave. I really hope somebody finds me and brings me home, I'm scared and lonely. Oh no, here comes one now! I'll have to hide my journal, for fear I'll go insane. Bye for now. -Patrick
6: Patrick Dead! | Saint Patrick | Patrick died on March 17, 460. He died an unknown death, and many people think it was of natural causes. We hope that Patrick is recognized as a saint one day, and we hope he lives forever in God's great kingdom, thanks to him. | The local abbey will be holding a funeral for Patrick Tuesday, and the Bishop announced we should hereby call him Saint, in memory of his actions.
7: Saint Patrick and his... Sainthood | TIL: Saint Patrick was never formerly canonized,but it nevertheless, recognized as a Saint liturgically. | -Saint Patrick's Day- This day (March 17) is the day we celebrate his death, and many people have parties (at McDonalds) and shows Irish spirit.
8: Saint Pat's | Virtues | 1 | humble | 2 | 3 | 4 | Quiet | Graceful | Faithful | 5: Lucky | 6: Helpful | Saint Pat was never actually canonized and therefore isn't a patron saint of anything.
9: Prayer | To | Saint Patrick | Dear St. Patrick, in your humility you called yourself a sinner, but you became a most successful missionary and prompted countless pagans to follow the Saviour. Many of their descendants in turn spread the Good News in numerous foreign lands. Through your powerful intercession with God, obtain the missionaries we need to continue the work you began.
10: MARRIED FOR | 15 | YEARS | PETER & SARAH | This year we celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary on June 9th. These years have been such a blessing.
11: We look forward to many more years ahead!
12: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu
14: Amber Marie | 4 | TURNED | THIS YEAR | SWIMMING | SWINGING | FRIENDS
15: COLORING | Amber is our little social butterfly. She's loving school and started piano lessons in the fall.
16: BENJAMIN | SPORTS | Benjamin loves board games, and started little league this year
17: IS NOW | 6 | GAMES | DRAWING | Got new glasses this year. Looking sharp Ben!
19: "Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." -Mark Twain
20: HIGHLIGHTS | OUR YEAR'S | 1 | PAUL GOT A PROMOTION TO TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF HIS INTERNET COMPANY | WE WELCOMED ISSIAH INTO OUR FAMILY. HIS BIG BROTHER AND SISTER ARE IN LOVE WITH HIM. | VERY PROUD | 2 | 3 | WE BECAME HOME OWNERS FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.
21: DANNY IS IN THE THIRD GRADE NOW. | SUZIE STARTED HER FIRST YEAR OF PRESCHOOL AND SHE IS MASTERING FINGER PAINTING AND SHARING WITH OTHERS. | THE KIDS GOT THEIR WISH AND ADOPTED A NEW FAMILY DOG. IT'S BEEN A GOOD FOR THE OLDER KIDS TO HAVE MORE RESPONSIBILITY. | 4 | 5 | 6