An Oldie-Goodie For Today's Feast: "Give Up Yer Aul Sins -- The Story of Saint Patrick"

This is probably my favorite of Brown Bag Films' hilarious "Give Up Yer Aul Sins" TV series, which "humorously reenacts original recordings of Dublin schoolrooms in the 1960s," resulting in "bible stories told by Irish children in their own unique way."

It seems very true-to-life, to me. Kids latch on to particular (and often peculiar) details, so their recounting of a fairly-famous story often looks and sounds entirely different than the one told be "grownups."

In fact, I was just having a conversation with James (Son #5) yesterday on the way home from CCD, and he was explaining why St. Patrick is his favorite saint. 
It wasn't the snakes. Or the battles with the Druids. Or even the fact that he converted an entire nation -- a nation that subsequently had a humongously-disproportionate impact on the Catholic Church at an incredibly important time in its history. No, for him, it was the fact that "even after he'd been captured by pirates and was forced to be a slave, he still prayed to God every single morning."

My kids are way, way too good for me. Thank God.

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