st patrick’s day easy drink recipes May the Good Lord take a liking to you… but not too soon!
May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
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May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours.
That stay with you all the year long.
Archbishop John Hughes, the leader of the Catholic Church inNew York City in the era leading up to the Civil War, was one of the most influential Americans of his time. He organized the defense of churches from nativist mobs who sought to burn them, and expanded the role and influence of the Catholic church in America.
Recognized for his political skills by President Abraham Lincoln, he was dispatched as an envoy to Europe at a critical juncture of the Civil War. His efforts were directed at gathering support for the Union cause as a way of ensuring Britain would stay out of the conflict.
Born in Ireland on June 24, 1797, Hughes followed his father and a brother to America in 1817, settling in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Hughes had received some education in Ireland, but was thwarted in his ambition to become a priest. In America he met an Irish schoolmaster who encouraged him to attend Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
At first, Hughes worked as the college’s gardener to pay for his education.
Hughes was ordained a priest in late 1826, and was posted to a parish in Pennsylvania. While in Philadelphia, he became known for defending the Catholic faith against nativists, anti-Catholic activists who vehemently opposed the religion and especially its Irish practitioners.