Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Day The World Turns Green!

Celtic Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine down upon your face.
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
Until we meet again

May God hold you in the hollow of his hand


The day everyone is Irish! So what is it that makes everyone want to be Irish? 


The Legend has it that St Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Some believe it was really pagans he drove from Ireland.  It is also claimed that he had a way with words, and used the three leaves of the Shamrock to explain the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. St. Patrick's Day commemorates the death of St. Patrick who died back in 461 AD. The first celebration of St. Patrick's day was in 1737—surprisingly in Boston!

Leprechauns come from Irish mythology and are thought to be a type of male fairies that inhabit Ireland. Magical creatures, lovers of mischief, who covet a pot of gold. 

My Irish Guy!
As for the Shamrocks, Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.

Personally, I love the Irish! I married one! Love Ireland. I took an Irish pen name, Colleen Connally. Just rolls off the tongue. Fun to say! My husband came up with it. 

So if you are looking for a nice romantic read on this St. Patrick's Day, may I suggest my books under Colleen Connally. Seductive Secrets is a free ebook. Broken Legacy is my newest release!

"May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long."
"Erin Go Bragh." (Ireland Forever)


Margo Hoornstra said...


You gave new meaning to St. Patrick's Day, at least for me. And the books! Beautiful! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Colleen Connally said...

Thanks! Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Thank you. And, PS, I got both books!

Colleen Connally said...

Made my day! Hope you enjoy them!

Barbara Edwards said...

Luck of the Irish for your books sales! Liked learning more about St. Patrick.

Jannine Gallant said...

Loved the poems - a nice, soothing start to my morning! Thanks for sharing about St. Patty's Day. I'd totally forgotten!

JenaGalifany said...

Thank you for the information on St. Patrick. We've always celebrated it in my family (came from Cork in Ireland in 1856) but I was never clear on the meaning.