St. Patrick's Day Magic Trivia
Did you know...
St. Patrick's Day honors the patron saint of Ireland.
But did you know that there is a patron saint of magic?
Saint John Bosco was an Italian priest who served the poor in the last part of the 1800s.
Blessed with tremendous natural and supernatural gifts, including a wonderful sense of humor, Giovanni Bosco overcame overwhelming obstacles to help deprived children find a better life.
Juggler, magician and acrobat, he used all of these skills to attract attention to his message of tolerance, patience of love of God.
According to legend, a prayer was the price of admission to his shows.
Founder of the Salesian Society, his best pupil, Dominic Savio, also became a saint.
And as a boy, Peter Monticup belonged to the Dominic Savio Society.
St. Patrick's Day Trivia:
Why would someone pinch you on St. Patrick's Day?
Pinching people on St Patrick's day is thought to revolve around the leprechaun legend that wearing green makes one invisible to the mischievous fairies.
As the dubious legend dictates, leprechauns would pinch anyone not wearing green – so people pinch those not wearing green to remind them that if they want to be magically invisible, they need to WEAR THE GREEN!