However, the sun is bright and the sky mostly blue ... so the day is looking fine for Ireland's patron saint.
Kidnapped at sixteen ... what a frightening time the young lad must have had as he was transported to this very green and soggy land. And how amazing that he came back with the message of God's love ...
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Saint Patrick's Breastplate.