Our news today comes from The Zechariah House in Ohio.
The custom of celebrating the life of St. Patrick, a Catholic priest who spent many years preaching Christianity in Ireland where he used the small three leaf plant, the shamrock, to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity has become a global tradition.
For the moms, babies and staff at The Zechariah House in Ohio, this festive occasion has a double meaning. The Zechariah House has it’s very own “St. Patrick.”
Erin, director at The Zechariah House tells us, “Patrick has been a volunteer like no other at our home since we opened in Parma ten years ago. He is a handyman, a gardener, a fixer of anything that needs fixed. He checks our cars, clears the snow from the vehicles and walks, gathers donation items for the moms when they are ready to move out and helps with their move. He brings us the newspaper, fruits and vegetables, provides respite for the MissionCorps, and is even our Santa Claus. We are deeply grateful for his wisdom, support, love and care not only for us but for his family, neighbors, and anyone in need who crosses his path.”
Thank you Patrick and to our entire Maggie’s Place family: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!