The Order of St. Patrick

Image of the Week: the History of St. Patrick’s Day

The History of Green and St. Patrick’s Day by Taylor Phillips St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th with parades and festivals adorned in green. This color represents the ‘emerald isle’ of Ireland, as well as the famous shamrock that St. Patrick used as a metaphor to teach about the holy trinity. But despite […]

Image of the Week: Habit of the Patagonians

This week’s image shows how the myth of “sasquatch-like” habitants in the Patagonia region continued to live on during the 18th century in texts like The Habit of the Patagonians. This legend first sprung from Ferdinand Magellan’s accounts of his travels along the coast of South America. It is said that while on his quest […]