(WELI RADIO, NEW HAVEN) — St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones aren’t even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the day’s observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school.
Do you know the story of the real St. Patrick? William J. Federer lifts the shroud of legend that surrounds this influential saint, illuminating the true life story of the passionate man who “found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian.”