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Dr Eamon Martin: What St Patrick means to me

Dr Eamon Martin
THIS year on St Patrick's Day, perhaps prompted by the situation of thousands of displaced people around the world, I will think about Patrick the captive, the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant.

Five ways to mark St Patrick's Day in Armagh and Down

1. St Patrick's Vigil - starts at the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh at 9pm today This event will provide a unique and symbolic experience to celebrate community and unity as visitors meet at Armagh's Church of Ireland Cathedral for prayer led by Archbishop Richard Clarke.

Finaghy parish hosts Lent mission

TWO Clonard Monastery Redemptorists will lead a major seven-day Lent mission at St Anne's Parish Church in Finaghy, starting on Saturday March 18.

Festival follows the footsteps of St Patrick

THE witness of St Patrick will be celebrated in Ireland and beyond next week, and to help mark and explore the life of Ireland's patron saint a 17-day festival is taking place around counties Armagh and Down.

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