Many saints have their days of patronage, but March 17 is probably one of the best known and most celebrated - for St Patrick. Born around 387 in Scotland, he was captured and sent as a slave to Ireland. He became devout and converted much of Ireland. During the Middle Ages, Ireland was known as the Land of the Saints, mainly due to the teachings of Saint Patrick.
He is patron of the Irish, Ireland, New York and those who suffer from ophidiophobia - the fear of snakes.
Each set includes five standard-sized prayer cards, all the same. On the back of each card is an Irish blessing:
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.