May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick is a favorite patron saint of many of our Residents and Little Sisters of Irish (and all other) descent. There are many legends and folklore that tell about St. Patrick. His humility and courage in spreading God’s love to Ireland can’t be disputed. In his honor on March 17, we dutifully celebrated his victory for Christ.
Green Shamrocks decorated our doors, green balloons floated above the tables and Irish music filled the air. Dressed in our wide varieties of green clothing and with a dispensation from Cardinal Cupich, we gathered to enjoy the traditional Irish feast of corned beef, cabbage and Sr. Mary Timothy’s famous scones.
With our stomachs filled, it was on to the auditorium where Sr. Pauline Kelly serenaded us with her favorite Irish tune -‘If I Knocked the “L” Out of Kelly’. We couldn’t help but smile as Larry the Leprechaun danced around the tables spreading merriment and clapping to the music. Next, the sweet tenor voice of Mr. Larry Breidenbach crooned our favorite Irish songs. Before long, our voices joined his as the familiar songs lyrics naturally resonated from our lips.
After a little green beer and cookies, our St. Patrick’s celebration came to an end. But you can be sure we aren’t talking blarney, when we say that we will be humming those sweet Irish tunes and reliving the memories for many days to come.