Saint Patrick Use The Shamrock To Teach The Trinity
Saint Patrick used the shamrock to teach the people of Ireland about the Holy Trinity which is ‘The father, and the son, and the Holy Spirit’. Saint Patrick used the shamrock to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons and the one and only God. The shamrock used to be seen as sacred in Ireland during the pre-Christian days. This was all due to the shamrocks green colour and its over all shape. Many Irish people viewed the shamrock as a sign representing rebirth and eternal life. The number three was a sacred number in the pagan religion. Also, there were a number of triple goddesses in ancient Ireland. They were Brigid, Eriu and the Morrigan.