I love it because my family is Irish. I love it because it's perfectly okay to celebrate it even if you're not Irish. I love it because it's perfectly acceptable to drink a Harp before noon. I love it because I get to cook traditional Irish food. I love it because I get to watch The Quiet Man.
I love it because St. Patrick was a man who loved God and shared that love with countless others. He didn't really drive out any snakes, but he did drive out paganism and teach the Gospel.
St. Patrick's Breastplate:
Christ be with meHope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's day, however you celebrate it!
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.