Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! It’s a special day for us here in the Archdiocese of New York because Saint Patrick is the patron saint of our archdiocese. He’s also the patron saint of Ireland and Nigeria. What a tribute to the fact that he was an evangelist who brought the faith to so many!
Here’s my homily from Sunday Mass. I propose to you that what Saint Patrick did for the people of Ireland was a transfiguration – he let them see God the way He really is, full of glory and mystery. We call Saint Patrick an Apostle because he brought the Faith to Ireland. From Mount Tabor to Fifth Avenue, we extol that Faith in the one, true God, and thank God for a man like Patrick.