Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 17 March 2023 (Lent 3, Friday) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 49
- Psalm 102
- Genesis 40:1–23
- Mark 10:32–52
- Formula of Concord: solid Declaration, II, 74–83
Today we commemorate St. Patrick, Missionary to Ireland. Born around AD 389 in Britain, St. Patrick is one of the best known saints. Captured by raiders as a teenager, he was transported to Ireland and forced to work as a shepherd. After escaping from captivity and living in France (as a monk), he returned to Ireland to spread the Gospel. Tradition holds that St. Patrick died on 17 March around the year AD 466.