We found some of these wonderful St. Patrick's Day coloring pages in pictures from a glorious old book on Saint Patrick, St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland (1911), and put four pages in the first download, plus two more Irish coloring pages, and several bishop coloring pages at the bottom of this page. Thank you for looking!
St. Patrick is famous for his conversion of the Irish and for his description of there being three Persons in one God using the clover. A three leaf clover has three leaflets on one leaf. His description was close enough that they got the idea and we've used it ever since.
Did you know that St. Patrick knew St. Martin of Tours? this book tells of their many years together in a monastery.
The first set of printables below has four pages:
The other two icons link to individual coloring pages. See more throughout this page.
Print the traditional Irish Blessing as a poster. Kids love to color the words. Go heavy with green. :-)
Irish Blessing Worksheet - copy the traditional Irish Blessing as a handwriting worksheet. There's room to draw a picture, too.
Use these coloring pages on the Feast of St. Patrick or for children who are named after St. Patrick as on their birthdays. They're great for realizing that the basis for St. Patrick's Day is the Catholic faith not a party with leprechauns. :-)
St. Patrick's feast day is March 17 and is a holy day of obligation in Ireland. See a chart of holy days of obligation by country.
I've got to repeat, I love this quote from the book St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland: "In this way God's name and Patrick's were once more magnified." as it explains some of the many marvels that are told in the story.
It was written in (1911) and has beautiful pictures! Includes Archbishop Healy's "Life and Writings of St Patrick", "Legend of Saint Patrick - Confession of St Patrick".... See the download of the best Saint Patrick History here.
St. Patrick, pray for us!
Use printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer