As you likely know, on Saturday of next week, March 17, Holy Mother Church will observe the memorial of Saint Patrick.
As I made my way to back to Springfield from Tucson through the airport in San Franciscan, I stopped at what I think is the best airport book store I've ever found. In it, on a table of various Irish-themed books, I found one by favorite children's author, Tomie dePaola: Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland.
When I saw it, I decided to pick one up for my nephew. It is a typical work by dePaola and contains a couple of stories from Saint Patrick's life about which I was unaware. Now I wish I'd picked up another copy for myself; dePaola's books are great for reading to grade school students. And older students, too, and even adults, especially The Clown of God.